Real Madrid star looking forward to Portugal clash

Spain will meet Portugal in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup.

“We hope the trouble we had in the group stage will make Spain a stronger team. We are pleased with our performances so far and happy to have finished top in the group after the start we had,” said Ramos to Marca.

“Portugal are a great team and they are in top form. I am looking forward to playing against team-mates and friends Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe. Let’s see if we can make it to the quarter-finals.

“Cristiano is very fast, strong and a speedster with the ball at his feet. We have to prevent him from receiving the ball and having a lot of room to work with.”