Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has mentioned he’s going to not retire from world accountability after the World Cup and desires to compete at Euro 2024.
The Manchester United ahead mentioned the “road is not over yet” for him when talking at a gala hosted via the Portuguese Football Federation on Tuesday after turning into the best possible males’s world purpose scorer in September with 109 targets.
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“I am proud to receive an award of this magnitude,” Ronaldo mentioned.
“I never thought that one day I could achieve it. I thank everyone who was important in my career. It has been a long road, but I would like to say that my road is not over yet. [You’re going to have to] take a little more load from Cris [Ronaldo].”
Since making his Portugal debut in 2003, the 37-year-old Ronaldo has scored 117 targets in 189 world video games, surpassing the report set via former Iran striker Ali Daei.
A five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo captained Portugal to Euro 2016 glory and the 2019 Nations League.
“I hope to be part of the Federation for a few more years,” he added. “I still feel motivated; my ambition is high. I’m in a team with young people. I want to be part of this World Cup and the European too; I’m going to assume that right away.”
Ronaldo, who was once integrated in Portugal’s newest squad for the approaching Nations League video games in opposition to the Czech Republic and Spain, was once delighted so as to add every other award to his assortment as he were given a status ovation.
“I’m happy,” he mentioned. “I already missed receiving an award.
“It’s with delight that I see guys I performed with, with whom I’m going to play.”
The former Juventus and Real Madrid forward then joked about the length of his career. He laughed and said, “Diogo [Dalot, a United and Portugal teammate] even jokes with me ‘you performed with everybody, till you change into a carcass,’ and it is true.”
Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who plays with Ronaldo at United, has backed Ronaldo to continue to break records in his international career after the World Cup, which begins in Qatar in November.
“Whoever may imagine that he did not need to be at that European Championship does not know him,” Fernandes told a news conference on Wednesday.
“We know smartly the resilience, style and ambition he has proven over the years. It’s not new. We know that Cristiano needs to succeed in issues that others have by no means accomplished. He will all the time have the similar significance. He is the most productive participant on the planet, and he’s going to proceed to conquer boundaries that others can’t.”
Ronaldo, who scored 24 targets in 38 video games in all competitions for United remaining season, was once named at the 30-man record of Ballon d’Or nominees remaining month.
Ronaldo ended his purpose drought from the penalty spot in a 2-0 win in opposition to Sheriff Tiraspol within the Europa League remaining week. It was once his first purpose in 8 appearances this season and the 699th of his membership occupation.