Cristiano Ronaldo Said on Sunday that he was always dedicated to being part of the Portuguese national team, which was knocked out of the World Cup a day earlier, but was unsure about his future in the national side.
The 37-year-old, five-time Ballon d’Or winner, arrived in Qatar with a mission to prove he can still make a difference to his national team. He ended the tournament, however, coming on as a second half substitute In portugal‘s 1-0 loss in the quarterfinals To Morocco after which he left the field crying,
Ronaldo said, “I just want you all to know that a lot has been said, a lot has been written, a lot has been speculated, but my devotion to Portugal has not wavered even for a moment. changed.” said in a Facebook post,
“I was always just another person fighting for everyone’s goal and I will never turn my back on my teammates and my country.”
Despite Portugal’s elimination, Ronaldo checked another box on his list of career records when he First player in history to score in five World Cups with goal against Ghana In their opening group game.
Before the World Cup, he refused to say whether the tournament in Qatar would be his last, saying he was already looking forward to the 2024 European Championship.
His Facebook post on Sunday, however, ended on a vague note: “For now, there is nothing more to say. Thank you, Portugal. Thank you, Qatar. The dream was beautiful while it lasted… Now, we have to Let time be a good advisor and allow everyone to draw their own conclusions.”
Even after this, questions are being raised about the future of Ronaldo’s club. manchester united terminated his contract Two days after the start of the World Cup, he was released as a free agent. Reports in Spain suggested that the former real madrid And juventus The star could be tipped to join Saudi club Al Nassr, but Ronaldo categorically denied that on December 6,
Information from Reuters was used in this story.