Cristiano Ronaldo is excited about Portugal’s debut in the Eurocup and assures that it is “as motivated or more than in 2004”, the first edition that he disputed.
The 36-year-old Portuguese striker, who debuted in a European Championship in the 2004 edition and was champion of the last one, held in France in the summer of 2016, assures during an interview for the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) that he is ” in this european as if it were the first“.
Far from grandiose promises, the Juventus forward does not promise titles, nor does he want to make predictions, although he made it clear that “we are going to enter every game to win.”
Regarding the favoritism of revalidating the title and reaching the final at Wembley on July 11, the one from Madeira recognizes that “expectations are high”, given the successes of recent years, in which they also won the first edition of the League of Nations.
The top scorer in the history of Portugal is also not afraid that the Portuguese are in Group F, called the “group of death”, as they face Hungary, France and Germany.
“These are the opponents and we are going to play against them,” he said, while showing respect for all the teams, since “there are no easy games.
Portugal will debut against Hungary in Budapest on June 15.
On a personal level, Cristiano Ronaldo touches the record for the top scorer with a national team, currently held by retired Iranian Ali Daei with 109 goals.
After Wednesday’s goal against Israel, Cristiano has 104 goals with “las quinas” in 175 games.