New Delhi: The legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he intends to keep on playing for Portugal beyond the 2022 World Cup. Ronaldo has issued an update on his international future, revealing that he is targeting an appearance at Euro 2024 after playing in this winter’s World Cup.
It has been a long road – Cristiano Ronaldo
The Manchester United star said after being presented an award at the Portuguese Football Federation’s Quinas de Ouro ceremony on Tuesday, “It has been a long road, but I would like to take the opportunity to say that my road is not over yet. I feel motivated, my ambition is high. I am in the Selection with a lot of young players and I want to be part of this World Cup and the 2024 European as well, I assume now.”
With the Portuguese superstar now 37, there had been speculation over whether the upcoming World Cup would be his final major tournament. With his international future now assured, Ronaldo seems likely to reach a double-century of Portugal caps, having already amassed 189.
Ronaldo will be competing in his tenth successive international tournament when the World Cup kicks off in Qatar in winter.
Ronaldo will be hoping to extend his lead at the top of the all-time international goal scorers list when Portugal takes on the Czech Republic and Spain in the UEFA Nations League on September 25 and 28, respectively.