Cristiano Ronaldo Will Play Till Euro 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on reaching Euro 2024, and the Portugal and Manchester United forward has stated that he has no intention of retiring anytime 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 117 goals in 189 Portugal appearances and is set to play in his 10th major international tournament in Qatar in 2022.
The forward’s brace against the Republic of Ireland in September 2021 enabled him to surpass Iranian great Ali Daei’s 109-goal haul as the all-time leading international scorer.
Despite speculation that he would leave Manchester United this summer, Ronaldo stayed, and despite being benched for Premier League matches, he scored in the team’s last Europa League outing against Moldovan minnows FC Sheriff.