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They must dream - Cristiano Ronaldo wants another Euro title

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To replicate the victory from eight years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Portugal to enter the Euro 2024 championships with their feet firmly planted and their minds "in the sky."

 

The 39-year-old led his country to European glory in 2016, and, with ten goals in qualification, this time, he is optimistic about making a notable impact in Germany.

 

Ronaldo showcased his exceptional skills by scoring two impressive goals in Tuesday night's 3-0 friendly win against the Republic of Ireland in Aveiro.


Ronaldo's performance brought his total international goals to an incredible 130. It also helped Portugal bounce back from a surprising 2-1 loss to Croatia in their previous warm-up match, a result that surprised many.

 

In response to the criticism that followed the game, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star confidently told reporters, "Criticism is an essential component of achieving success."

 

Portugal carries high hopes among the Portuguese fans, leaving no margin for errors. The anticipation for Portugal to emerge victorious is exceptionally high, driven by their remarkable talent pool.

 

Every loss is undoubtedly disappointing but also an opportunity for growth and learning. With examples, our ability to learn improves.

 

"It is important for us to stay grounded while also keeping our aspirations high, envisioning success in the European Championship."

 

Despite nearing his 40th birthday, a prominent figure in international football confesses that he continues to pursue his childhood dream of securing championships for his national team.

 

He confidently stated, "Naturally, I envision things similarly." Playing for the national team is an absolute love and undying passion, regardless of the game.

 

Undoubtedly, the European Championship holds a unique significance—this is my sixth participation, which also sets a new record. Reflecting on my first game in 2004, the feeling of thoughtfulness and pride still lingers. Playing for Portugal is an incredible experience that surpasses all others.

 

Regarding the European Championship, it's essential to maintain a positive mindset and approach the tournament one step at a time.

The team needs to have big aspirations. The individual possesses the necessary talent and has put in significant effort, as talent alone is insufficient without hard work.

 

The extent of Ronaldo's impact on Germany is still uncertain, as manager Roberto Martinez is well aware of his consistent skill and aging status.

 

There is no denying his effectiveness, especially when we look at his first goal against Ireland. It was a moment worth remembering as he skilfully received Ruben Neves' long pass, maneuvered past defender Liam Scales, and unleashed a powerful left-footed shot into the top corner of the net, leaving keeper Caoimhin Kelleher with no chance.

 

When asked whether it was one of his finest goals, Ronaldo responded uncertainly, stating, "I'm not sure if the first goal of this game ranks among my best." I can't help but replay all the goals in my mind; they are just inevitable.

 

However, the team's performance was commendable. The team displayed remarkable synchronisation, aiming to secure victory and boost confidence.

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