Cristiano Ronaldo targeted this week against those who anticipated that the end of his story with the selection of Portugal I was close. After in recent weeks some Portuguese portals indicated that the top scorer of the European team was going to step aside after the Qatar World Cuphe himself took it upon himself to clarify the situation.
“My journey is not over yet, you are going to have to put up with Cris for a while longer,” he declared after receiving a trophy at the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) Quinas de Ouro awards in Lisbon for being the top scorer of the all-time national team with 117 touchdowns.
“I want to be part of the World Cup and the European Championship… I feel very motivated. My ambition is great”, said the 37-year-old player who with this phrase confirms his intention to be part of the Euro 2024 in Germany, whose Qualifiers will be played in 2023.
Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 189 games with Portugal and hopes to play his fourth World Cup in Qatar 2022. The striker’s double against the Republic of Ireland in September 2021 allowed him to surpass the 109 goals of the Iranian great Ali Daei as the top scorer for a national team in history.
The Iberian team will face on Saturday against Republic czech for him Group 2 of the UEFA Nations League. In that tournament he is second in his area with 7 points, one less than Spainwhich will precisely be his rival on Tuesday, for the last date.
The Portuguese finally stayed in the Man Utd this summer despite speculation that he would change clubs, and despite being benched for games in the premier leaguescored in the team’s last presentation against FC Sheriff Moldovan in the Europa League.
With information from AFP
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