Cristiano Ronaldo reveals two things he’ll never do after Portugal’s World Cup exit
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo said he would never “turn his back on his colleagues and country.”
Following Portugal’s elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Saturday, Ronaldo stated this in a lengthy statement on his Instagram account on Sunday.
Recall that Portugal fell 1-0 to Morocco in the World Cup quarterfinals, and the former Manchester United forward was powerless to prevent that loss.
The 37-year-old wrote: “Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career.
“Fortunately, I won many international titles, including 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. In the 5 appearances, I scored in World Cups over 16 years, always by the side of great players and supported by millions of Portuguese, I gave my all.”
“Leave it all out on the field. I never turned my face to the fight and I never gave up on that dream.”
“Sadly yesterday the dream ended. It is not worth reacting to the heat. I just want you all to know that much has been said, much has been written, much has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal hasn’t changed for a moment.
“I was always one fighting for the objective of all and I would never turn my back on my colleagues and my country.”
“Not much more to say for now. Thank you, Portugal. Thank you, Qatar. The dream was nice while it lasted.”