“He was fantastic. His attitude was unbelievable. At half-time he helped a lot, our colleagues, he had always a lot of motivational words. All the team reacted to them so it was very, very good. ”
Portugal survived some near misses after the interval as tournament top scorer Antoine Griezmann Buy Fifa 17 Coins headed a glorious 65th-minute chance over before Andre-Pierre Gignac struck the post during stoppage time.
Ronaldo’s replacement Ricardo Quaresma drew strength from French profligacy and Portugal appeared the more dangerous side in extra time before Eder’s emphatic breakthrough.
“When I saw them missing one, two, three chances, it only made me believe even more that if we had an opportunity, we could win the game, ” Quaresma said.
“In the end, we worked hard and we achieved it. We are very happy.
“We knew that working hard all together, we would have a good chance. It’s a moment of pride, a moment of joy because we have written our names down in history. “