World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo coy about Portugal future as World Cup ‘dream’ ends
Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, was guarded in his response to his team’s World Cup elimination following a loss to Morocco.
After the 1-0 quarterfinal victory, the 37-year-old attacker was in tears as he made his way back to the dressing room.
Ronaldo participated as a substitute after joining the action in the victory over Switzerland in the 16th round.
He wrote on social media that helping Portugal win the World Cup was “the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career.”
Unfortunately, the dream came to an end on Saturday.
Before the 2022 World Cup, Ronaldo departed Manchester United amicably following a contentious interview in which the five-time Ballon d’Or winner harshly criticised the team.
Fernando Santos benched him for the victory over Switzerland, despite the fact that he started all three of his country’s group games.
Publication Ronaldo’s alleged threat to withdraw from the competition after learning he wouldn’t start against Switzerland was denied by Santos and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF).
I just want everyone to know that my dedication to Portugal hasn’t changed at all, Ronaldo concluded, despite all the discussion and rumours.
“I was always the extra player working toward the common objective, and I never turned my back on my teammates or my country.”
” Not much else can be said at this time. Hello from Portugal. Qatar regards you. The dream was beautiful while it was happening. We must now give wisdom a chance to operate as a guide while allowing everyone to come to their own decisions.”