Cristiano Ronaldo has had all the eyes on him this year. After the public media debacle with Manchester United and Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo went into the FIFA World Cup 2022 with huge dreams. Many expected the tournament in Qatar to be his last. This is mainly considering his age. It would be safe to claim that Ronaldo has shown glimpses of slowing down at 37 years old.
Make no mistake, at his age, there have been players to retire. Ronaldo still shows from time to time that he still has what it takes to perform at the highest level. And it would be quite safe to claim that he thinks the same as well. The retirement rumors of Ronaldo started to take heat when Portugal lost 1-0 to Morocco in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Since then, soccer fans have been intrigued to know what would be the next step he takes. The former Juventus striker is currently a free agent, with rumors of a return to Real Madrid surfacing at times as well. He released an emotional statement on Instagram a few days ago, where he didn’t confirm nor deny his retirement from soccer. However, interesting reports have emerged very recently about his future.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to represent Portugal till Euro 2024
According to Correio da Manhã, Ronaldo aims to represent Portugal at the Euro 2024, which is the next international soccer tournament. Reports mention that it isn’t likely for him to retire from international soccer right now, especially since the 5x Ballon d’Or winner believes he could help his nation on the pitch.
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There have been many rumors surrounding his future, especially after Portugal’s World Cup exit. However, Correio da Manhã would be one of the most famous and circulated newspapers in Portugal, where Ronaldo is from. Moreover, this is the most realistic option for the striker, as every Ronaldo fan would know.
This aligns with Ronaldo’s revelations in the past too. Back in September, the Portuguese captain announced at the Quinas de Ouro ceremony that he was aiming to play in the Euro 2024.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t done yet 💪 pic.twitter.com/2rEYMqWZBR
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 21, 2022
We all know how motivated and dedicated he can be on and off the pitch. Even his haters would find it hard to disagree with the fact that Ronaldo’s self-confidence and work rate is almost second to none. And it seems like that would play a part in his future as well. The recent update on his future would be a huge relief for Portuguese fans and the soccer world as well, as we can witness one of the greatest players represent his country once again.