Cristiano paralyzed the world by announcing is his last Euro, but the good news for the CR7 fans

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals that the EUROS 2024 is his last one of his career.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Cristiano Ronaldo smiles and claps while he wears the Portugal jersey; the Portugal national team badge and the EURO logo is next to him. (Source: GOATTWORLD X)
Cristiano Ronaldo smiles and claps while he wears the Portugal jersey; the Portugal national team badge and the EURO logo is next to him. (Source: GOATTWORLD X)
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Cristiano Ronaldo suffered to get to the next round with Portugal in EURO 2024 after the game against Slovenia ended 0-0 after extra time and a penalty shootout determined the winner. Portugal won 3-0 in the penalty shootout, and while Diogo Costa felt like the hero, Ronaldo felt like the villain since he missed a penalty in extra time, which could've prevented the match from going to penalties. Ronaldo spoke after the match, and he revealed that these EUROS would be the last one of his career but gives fans hope that it isn't the complete end to his career with Portugal. CR7 said, "It's definitely the last EURO, of course. But I wasn't affected by that, I was affected by everything football entails, the enthusiasm I have for the game, the enthusiasm I see from the fans, my family here, the passion of the people, the affection they have for me, my teammates themselves. Not because I'm leaving football. It won't be about another point or a point less, the most important thing about this journey I've been on is the enthusiasm that still keeps me here. 20 years with the national team and playing, bringing joy to people, your family and your children, that's what motivates me the most." This opens the door for him to potentially play in the 2026 World Cup, which is two years away.

Ronaldo showed his amazing mentality when he was the first one to step up for Portugal in the penalty shootout, despite missing the penalty in extra time ten minutes before. Ronaldo said, "As you saw, I missed the penalty but I wanted to be the first to score the penalty. You have to take responsibility when the team has to. "You can't be afraid. I've never been afraid to face things head on. Sometimes I get it right, sometimes I don't, but giving up is something you'll never hear from me."

Ronaldo and Portugal advanced to the quarterfinals of the EUROS, and they will play against France, who are one of the tournament's favorites. The Portuguese icon knows the challenge of the next match and said, "We now have a tough match against France, who are favorites to win the tournament alongside Germany and Spain, but we will go to war, that's football. The team is working well, and we will fight until the end." If Portugal defeats France in the quarterfinals, they will play either Germany or Spain in the semifinals, which is another difficult challenge.

Roberto Martinez on Cristiano Ronaldo

The manager of the Portuguese national team, Roberto Martinez, still has a lot of trust in Ronaldo despite not scoring in EUROS so far and missing a crucial penalty for Portugal that could've led to their elimination. Martinez said, "Above all, Ronaldo is an example for us. He played six European Championships and feels responsibility, desire and belief, which are incredible feelings for someone who is experienced and does not need to prove anything. After missing a penalty kick, Cristiano was the first to say that he had to score the first penalty kick, and he scored. The national team is happy and this is a lesson that we must live every day as if it were our last. Football creates difficulties, but we are very proud of Cristiano and of Portuguese football.”

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