Ronaldo “Last Euros Missed PK? I’ll Never Give Up”

“The quarterfinal match against France is expected to be a tough match We have to go to war”

Cristiano Ronaldo attempts a header

“Without a doubt, this is the last European Championship of my life.”

Portugal national football team’s ‘captain’ Cristiano Ronaldo (39, Al-Nassr) reaffirmed that the 2024 European Football Championship (Euro 2024) will be the last ‘Euro tournament’ of his football career.

“Without a doubt, this Euro 2024 will be my last Euro tournament,” Ronaldo said in an interview with Portuguese broadcaster RTP on the 2nd (local time).

Portugal narrowly advanced to the quarterfinals after winning 3-0 on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Slovenia in the round of 16 at the Frankfurt Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, after 120 minutes of extra time.

Ronaldo stepped up to take a golden penalty kick opportunity in the final minutes of extra time, but was left in tears as he failed to score after the opposing goalkeeper blocked the kick.

However, he was able to smile brightly only after he took the first kick in the penalty shootout and the team’s advancement to the quarterfinals was confirmed.

“This is my last Euros, but I’m not shaken by those emotions,” Ronaldo said in an interview with RTP after the match. “I’m touched by everything that football brings. I’m never leaving football.” 카지노사이트

According to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Ronaldo has appeared in the Euros six times, making him the most-appeared player of all time.

He has played in 29 games (2,519 minutes) in six European Championships, including the match against Slovenia, scoring 14 goals and 8 assists.

He tied for first place in assists for the most goals scored in history. His attack points (scores + assists) were also the most in history.

But Ronaldo has yet to score in this tournament, which is why his penalty miss against Slovenia is all the more painful.

Regarding the penalty miss, Ronaldo said, “That’s football. Those who fail are also those who try hard,” and “Regardless of whether I fail or not, I will always do my best for my jersey.”

“As you can see, I missed the penalty kick. But I wanted to score the first goal out of a sense of responsibility for the team,” he said. “There is no need to be afraid. I have never been afraid of the situations I faced. The word ‘giving up’ is not in my name.

Ronaldo added, “It’s a shame that Portugal didn’t score against Slovenia, but that’s football too. The important thing is that we got a positive result.”

Regarding the quarterfinal match against ‘archrival’ France on the 6th, he emphasized, “We have a tough match ahead, but we will fight,” and “Portugal is doing well, and we gained strength from the victory over Slovenia. We will fight until the end.” 토토사이트 순위