Ronaldo still hungry for more glory with Portugal

Mae Harvey
June 11, 2019

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures as holds the trophy while he celebrates winning the UEFA Nations League final.

Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he has no immediate plans to retire from worldwide football after helping Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League on Sunday.

Brazil legend Ronaldo believes Lionel Messi is let off the hook too easily when Barcelona lose, as the repercussions from the club's disastrous 4-0 defeat in the Champions League semi-final to Liverpool continue.

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However, one individual may have tried to change all that with a quick word with de Ligt after the game, which the Dutch side lost 1-0. "It's been a good season".

The hosts were in control most of the match but struggled to get past the stout Dutch defense led by Van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt. 'We are going forward and we will prepare for the European championships to the max'.

Ronaldo's best chance was a header that went straight to Cillessen's hands about 30 minutes into the first half.

Portugal will be without veteran centre-back Pepe as they aim to lift the first ever Nations League title on home soil on Sunday.

"I am sure this tournament will become a classic because it is a tournament for the entire European family", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.

Lille's Jose Fonte replaced Pepe on the night and is expected to take his place for the final.

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England have now won two shootouts in a row following Sunday's 6-5 triumph over Switzerland to clinch third place in the Nations League.

"It will leave a huge mark on Portuguese football to have played in these Finals".

Portugal set up with William Carvalho and Danilo Pereira in a robust midfield to counter the influence of Frenkie de Jong, while providing a solid platform for their own creative talents such as Bernardo Silva, who was named Player of the Tournament.

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