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Euro2016: Clash with Real Madrid hard nut Pepe holds no fear for Wales ace Robson-Kan

Wales star Hal Robson-Kanu is eagerly anticipating his battle with Portugal centre-back Pepe in the Euro2016 semi-final.

The 27-year-old claims that the Real Madrid defender, who happens to be an injury doubt for the game, will not enjoy playing against him if he takes it to the pitch.

The former Reading winger suggests his speed and willingness to work hard for his team could upset the volatile Pepe when the two nations clash in the final four in Lyon on Wednesday night.

"I don't know how much he will be looking forward to playing against me," said Robson-Kanu.

"I'm sure it will be a feisty encounter, but my job will be to occupy him and to affect the game in that way.

"He is a world-class player. He knows what he is doing, but it holds no fear and I am relishing the game.

"Portugal hold a bit of a high line and there will probably be a lot more space in behind.

"He will hopefully be seeing the back of my number a fair few times, chasing after me.

"On the pitch, he does what he feels is necessary, but we will be more than comfortable to do what is necessary as well."


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