Portugal coach Paulo Bento insists Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the Ballon d'Or. There's doubts about Ronaldo's claim on the title after blowing the Euros last week.

"I consider that Ronaldo's performances at Euro 2012 were good," Bento told RTP. "What I do not think is normal is that we believe that a player alone can solve all problems.

"He is the best in the world and I think that he will be considered the best player in the world this year and that he did not need to win the Euros to be considered that.

"But he is a human being and he was 11 months under intense pressure."