‘Superstar’ Cristiano Ronaldo poured out his regret for not being able to achieve his dream of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar through social media. 토토사이트
Ronaldo posted a long article on Instagram on the 12th (Korean time).
It comes one day after Portugal’s 0-1 defeat to Morocco in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
“It was my biggest ambition and dream to lift the World Cup trophy for Portugal,” said Ronaldo. I didn’t turn away. I didn’t give up on my dream,” he wrote.
“Yesterday that dream came to an end. Despite all the talk and speculation, my devotion to Portugal has never changed. I have never turned my back on my comrades or my country, I have always fought for my goals.” I wrote.
Over the past 10 years, Ronaldo has won numerous trophies on the professional stage.
The national team also won the 2016 European Football Championship (Euro 2016).
The only thing Ronaldo failed to do was win the World Cup.
He scored a penalty kick in the first leg of the group stage of this tournament and became the only player to score in five World Cup tournaments, 토토사이트 writing a new record, but he failed to win the championship.
Ronaldo is 37 years old this year, so it seems virtually difficult to participate in the North and Central America World Cup four years later.
Both I and the fans defined this Qatar tournament as Ronaldo’s last World Cup.
Ronaldo was virtually released from his former team Manchester United (England) during the tournament, and a number of topics were spread, such as rumors of a disagreement with Portuguese national team coach Fernando Santos and junior Bruno Fernandez.
Ronaldo was removed from the starting list for the round of 16 and quarterfinals and played as a substitute.
Ronaldo wrote, “Thanks to Portugal and Qatar. I was happy while the dream continued.”
Many sports stars left messages of support in the comments.
Brazil’s soccer emperor Pele, who is suffering from an illness, said, “Thank you for making us laugh, friend,” and Kylian Mbappe posted a goat emoticon.
Goat is also used as an abbreviation for ‘Greatest of all time’.
Basketball star LeBron James also cheered by commenting, “You are a legend!!”
Some overseas media, such as Goal.com, which specializes in soccer, analyzed that Ronaldo seems to have announced his retirement from the national team, but looking at the content of the SNS post alone, it seems unclear. 토토사이트
Ronaldo said at an event hosted by the Portuguese Football Association in September, “I want to play as a member of the national team for several more years,” and “I want to play the World Cup and the European Championship (Euro).”
The next Euro will be held in 2024.
The future of Ronaldo, who currently has no team, is expected to emerge as a focus of interest in the football world.
Spanish media Marca reported on the 5th that Ronaldo had signed a contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr, even mentioning the specific conditions of two and a half years and an annual salary of 200 million euros (approximately 275 billion won), but British media The Daily Mail reported that “Ronaldo denied the report.”