Ronaldo is not immune to the passage of time,

Cristiano Ronaldo (39, Al Nasr) is not immune to the passage of time, as he admitted that he is increasingly thinking about retirement.

“Ronaldo said after scoring a brilliant goal against Ireland that he only has a few years left in soccer,” the British ‘Talk Sport’ reported on the 12th (below). He admitted that he has entered the twilight of his career.”

Ronaldo scored a brace in Portugal’s 3-0 friendly win over Ireland at the Estadio Munificipal de Aveiro in Aveiro, Portugal, on Wednesday. He started alongside João Felix (Barcelona) and played the full match as part of a two-man frontline.

The win was a morale-boosting victory for Portugal in their final warm-up game ahead of UEFA Euro 2024. Euro 2024 kicks off on June 15 in Germany. The Portuguese, who will be looking for their first European title in eight years, will compete in Group F alongside the Czech Republic, Turkiye, and Georgia.

Once again, Ronaldo is expected to be the leading striker. Arsenal legend Paul Merson had previously claimed that Portugal should bench Ronaldo, 안전놀이터 but the Real Madrid star scored two goals against Ireland to show why he’s been given the nod.

On the day, Portugal pounded Ireland through Felix and Ronaldo.

Felix opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a left-footed shot from inside the box, and Ronaldo had a direct shot on goal in the 21st minute with a right-footed free kick that deflected off a defender and hit the post.

Ronaldo put the disappointment behind him and put on a one-man show in the second half. He made it 2-0 five minutes into the second half with an exquisite left-footed curling kick into the corner of the net. It was a perfect goal, with a right-footed first touch and a left-footed finish.

He quickly completed his multi-goal haul. Ronaldo found the back of the net in the 15th minute of the second half, finishing a pass from Diogo Jota (Liverpool) with a precise left-footed strike. It was a quick, sensational strike.

Ronaldo came close to a hat-trick in the closing stages, but was denied by a crucial 29th-minute effort that went wide of the post. With his two goals, Ronaldo became the first player in history to reach the 130-goal milestone in A-matches.

Each of his goals is a new record for most goals in an A-match.

Ronaldo may be approaching the end of his career, but he’s still Portugal’s leading striker. In his last five A-Match games, 실시간 바카라사이트 he has scored three goals and provided one assist. His coach, Roberto Martinez, has put his faith in him.

Ronaldo was also on fire for his club Al Nasr in the 2023-2024 season. He became the top scorer in the Saudi Arabian league with 35 goals in the league alone. He also set a new record for most goals in the Saudi league. Ronaldo’s multi-goal performance in the final game broke the record of 34 goals set by Moroccan international forward Abdelazak Hamdallah in the 2018-2019 season by one goal.

Ronaldo also became the first player in soccer history to be the top scorer in four different leagues. He was the top scorer in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and the Saudi Professional League. Ronaldo was the top scorer for Manchester United in 2007-2008, Real Madrid in 2010-2011, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015, and Juventus in 2020-2021.

However, he never won a trophy.

Al Nasr had to settle for second place in the league behind Al Hilal, and they were runners-up in the Saudi Champions Cup, losing to Al Hilal on penalties. Ronaldo broke down in tears after the final defeat. Ronaldo hopes to restore his pride at the Euros.

Now, at his age, Ronaldo can”t help but think about retirement. Euro 2024 will be his 11th major tournament with the Portuguese national team.

Ronaldo is well aware that he doesn”t have much time left. After the game against Ireland, he said: “I only have a few years left in my football life, so I have to enjoy it. I love soccer so much. Every game is special. Imagine the Euros with Portugal. I’m proud,” he said.

But the passion is the same as it was 20 years ago. “It’s a dream, just like when I was 20. “After 35, every year I play is a great pleasure. I’m 39 years old. I enjoy every season. If I score goals, it’s in my DNA,” he emphasized.

Ronaldo is aiming to win his second Euro trophy after 2016. 파워볼사이트 추천 “The most important thing is to dedicate myself. My love for my country is for life,” he said, adding, “A trophy? We are dreaming of it.”