As Cristiano Ronaldo turned 37 back in February, many Football experts expect the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar to be his swansong with the national team, Portugal. However, the talisman has revealed he has no intentions of calling it a day anytime soon.
The Portugal captain has shed light on his future with the Navigators and added he wants to play in the Euro Championship in 2024.
Ronaldo was honored as he received an award for being Portugal’s highest goal scorer at the 2022 Gala Quinas de Ouro held on Tuesday. The linchpin has scored 117 goals for the national team in 189 matches he has played.
Ronaldo said via Observador, “For me it is obviously an honor to receive an award of this dimension, to be the best scorer ever for the national teams. I never thought that one day I could achieve it.
“It was a long journey, but I would also like to say that my journey is not over yet. They’re still going to take a little more load from Cris.”
Ronaldo added he still feels motivated and wants to keep playing the game at the top level.
“I still feel motivated, I feel that my ambition is still up there.
“I am in a national team with many young players still, with an extraordinary future and obviously, I want to be part of this World Cup and the European Championship as well – I will take over right away.”
Portugal will take on the Czech Republic on September 25 in the UEFA Nations League clash.
Portugal will begin their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign against Ghana on 24th November in Group H. Uruguay and South Korea are the other two teams in the group.