Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on reaching Euro 2024 and the Portugal and Manchester United striker says he has no plans to retire any time soon.
“My journey is not over yet, you are going to have to put up with ‘Cris’ for a while longer,” Ronaldo said on Tuesday, after receiving a trophy at the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) Quinas de Ouro awards in Lisbon. . for being the top scorer for the national team of all time.
“I want to be part of the World Cup and the European Championship… I feel very motivated. My ambition is big,” said the 37-year-old.
Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 189 games for Portugal and hopes to play his tenth major international tournament for his country at Qatar 2022.
The striker’s brace against the Republic of Ireland in September 2021 saw him overtake Iranian great Ali Daei’s 109 goals as top international goalscorer.
Ronaldo ultimately stayed at Manchester United this summer despite speculation he would switch clubs, and despite being benched for Premier League games, he scored in the team’s last outing against Moldovan FC Sheriff in the Europe League.