Cristiano Ronaldo, a forward for Manchester United and Portugal, says he has no immediate intentions to retire and that he has set his sights on winning the Euro 2024 tournament.
After receiving a trophy at the Portuguese Football Federation’s (FPF) Quinas de Ouro awards in Lisbon for becoming the all-time leading national team striker, Ronaldo said on Tuesday, “My journey is not over yet, you’re going to have to put up with ‘Cris’ for a while longer.”
“I want to be part of the World Cup and the Euros … I feel very motivated. My ambition is great,” the 37-year-old Man-U star stated.
Ronaldo, who has made 189 appearances for Portugal and has scored 117 goals, will represent his nation in Qatar 2022 for the 10th major international competition.
With two goals against the Republic of Ireland in September 2021, the attacker broke Iranian legend Ali Daei’s previous record of 109 goals scored for a career.
Despite rumors that he would leave Manchester United this summer, Ronaldo ultimately decided to stay, and despite sitting on the bench for Premier League games, he scored in the team’s final Europa League game against Moldovan minnows FC Sheriff.