‘The dream was beautiful as long as it lasted,’ Cristiano Ronaldo wrote in a social media post that could foreshadow his retirement from the Portugal team.
Portugal captain and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence after his side’s exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Portugal succumbed to a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Morocco in the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward took to Instagram to relay a message after Portugal’s elimination from the World Cup. The 37-year-old said winning the World Cup was his biggest dream, adding that he fought hard for this dream.
“Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career. Fortunately, I won many international titles, including with Portugal, but putting our country's name on the highest foot in the world was my biggest dream. I fought for it. I fought hard for this dream,” Ronaldo posted.
Ronaldo further noted there were some untrue reports about him amid ongoing criticisms and fire from the media which heightened due to his interview with Piers Morgan and consequently his contract termination at Manchester United.
The 37-year-old made no mention of retirement plans from international duty despite widespread reports he could have played his last game for Portugal yesterday. He also assured that when everything is settled everyone will draw their conclusions as he awaits his next move with offers from Al Nassr but is waiting to see if offers will come from European clubs.
He played his 196th international game for Portugal, matching Kuwait's Bader Al-Mutawa, which is internationally recognized by FIFA.
With the announcement that he remains committed to Portugal, the record is his to break, the record man thrives on