The dream was beautiful as long as it lasted: Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence following Portugal’s exit from the World Cup
“Unfortunately yesterday, my dream came to an end. I would like everybody to know that lots have been written and written, and a lot has been speculated on, but my love for Portugal hasn’t changed in a single moment,” Ronaldo said.
Portugal’s famous Cristiano Ronaldo shared his views on Instagram after his team was defeated in the quarterfinals of the tournament by an opponent from the Morocco team.
“Winning the World Cup for Portugal was the most significant and ambitious ambition of my career. In the end, I was fortunate to win many prizes of international acclaim and also for Portugal however, having Portugal’s name at the top level of all of the globe was my most cherished goal,” he wrote on the social media platform.
“I fought for it. I fought hard for this dream. In the 5 presences that I scored in World Cups over 16 years, always alongside great players and supported by millions of Portuguese people, I gave my all. I left everything on the field. I never turned my face to the fight and I never gave up on that dream,” he added.
Ronaldo has been caught in the center of the storm since his arrival in Qatar. The most talked about the incident was his decision to leave Manchester United before he kicked an opponent in the World Cup to his gesture following his dismissal in the face of Portugal head coach Fernando Santos during a 1-2 defeat in the group stages to South Korea during the group stages, every move he’s performed has been closely scrutinized.
Things got heated after he was put on the bench in the final 16 games against Switzerland There were reports that there was a rift between Ronaldo with Santos. Although Ronaldo’s Portugal coach denied any disagreement, Ronaldo was again dropped on the bench for the quarterfinal match against Morocco in the game that ended up being Portugal’s last at this World Cup
“Unfortunately yesterday, my dream came to an end. I want all people to know that lots have been discussed and written, and much has been speculated about, however, my love for Portugal hasn’t changed in a single moment. I have always been one person who was fighting for the goals of everyone and I will not turn my back on my team and my country,” Ronaldo would go on to say in his Insta post.
“For the moment, there’s not much else to say. We thank you for your support, Portugal. Thanks, Qatar. The dream was lovely for a while… Then it’s time to act as an effective advisor and allow each person to make their own decisions,” he signed off.