Fabregas: Portugal have a strong counterattack

The Barcelona midfielder is eagerly anticipating Wednesday's semi-final, and is wary of the Seleccao's midfield and ability on the break
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas has warned his team-mates of Portugal's quick counterattacks ahead of Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final encounter.

The Barcelona player feels the Seleccao are very dangerous going forward with the likes of Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo, and also took time to praise their midfield.

"Portugal have a strong counterattack, but if I were a coach and had Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo I'd probably play that way too," Fabregas was quoted as saying by the official Uefa website.

"There may be three Real Madrid players in their side but they have a distinct style. Portugal have a midfield which likes to hold the ball and use it well."

Wednesday's encounter in Donetsk kicks off at 20:45CET.