Winger who has taken ‘flattered to deceive’ to new heights, in silly squabble with Miguel Lopes, who dared to tackle him in training.
Portuguese duo Ricardo Quaresma and Miguel Lopes were involved in a training ground bust-up ahead of their Euro 2012 semifinal.
Tension is mounting in the Portugal camp with four days to go before they face Spain or France for a place in the European Championship final.
During one drill, winger Quaresma was pushed to the ground by Lopes and had to be pulled back by teammates when he retaliated by kicking at the defender’s legs.
Defender Ricardo Costa stood in front of Quaresma to calm him down while coach Paulo Bento also got involved.
“It’s just normal things that happen in training,” Costa said.
SOURCE: Fox Sports
And here is footage of said incident. Doesn’t look all that major but perhaps says more about Quaresma’s frustration at the fact that he is unlikely to start a match for Portugal given the luminaries that stand in his way, i.e. Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani.