Top soccer gunner, Cristiano Ronaldo has recently announced that he is targeting his play to reach the Euro 2024 and the Portugal and Manchester United forward had also made it clear that he has no plans to retire any time soon.
“My journey is not over yet, you’re going to have to put up with ‘Cris’ for a while longer,” said Ronaldo on Tuesday, after receiving a trophy at the Portuguese football federation’s (FPF) Quinas de Ouro awards in Lisbon for being the top national team goalscorer of all time.
“I want to be part of the World Cup and the Euros … I feel very motivated. My ambition is great,” the 37-year-old said.
Ronaldo has already netted 117 goals in 189 Portugal appearances and is also expecting to play in his 10th major international tournament for his country at the Qatar 2022.
The forward’s brace against the Republic of Ireland in September 2021 had also allowed him to overtake Iranian great Ali Daei’s haul of 109 goals as the record international scorer.
In another report, Erik ten Hag who is the embattled Manchester United coach has come out to openly repeat his earlier statement that he was counting on Cristiano Ronaldo this season.
“It’s clear, of course, we need quality players,” Ten Haag said when asked about his unsettled Portuguese star on the day before the summer transfer window closes.
“You need more and to cover all the games to keep the consistency going, that’s what we strive for,” he told a press conference.
“From now on, we go in three games a week.
“We will go from September to minimum January with this squad.”
Ronaldo on his part has been pushing for a transfer since the end of last season when United failed to qualify for the Champions League.