CRISTIANO RONALDO SAYS HE WANTS WIN THE EUROS 2016
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to lift the Euro 2016 title and that the dream got closer with the victory over Poland in Marseille.
Portugal are set to play Wales in the semi final in Lyon after both teams defeated their quarter final oppositions to book a place.
Portugal squeezed past Poland as they defeated them 5-3 on penalties after the game couldn’t be decided in regular time.
The game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. Poland went ahead first with an early goal from Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski but Renato Sanchez, a new addition to the German champions, equalized in the second half. Portugal eventually won the shootout to edge closer to the title.
Ronaldo said: “The dream is getting closer and anything can happen now. I’m not missing anything (in honours) and even if my career finished today, I would still feel privileged. But I’ve always said, and I don’t hide it, that I would love to win a title with the national team. We’re on the right road,” he added.
Wales went passed through a star-studded Belgian side after defeating them 3-1, stunning analysts. The tie is very difficult to predict with both sides yearning for a place in the final against either France or Germany, who would be playing in the second semi final fixture.
Since Luiz Figo retired, Ronaldo has been the one leading the team forward. The 31-year old player might eventually pass the mantle on to 18-year old rising young star in Renato Sanchez. The player, who is good with both feet, has won the Man of the Match on two occasions in the tournament. Ronaldo is still fit to continue but Sanchez could be the future of the Portuguese team. The young player also scored his penalty when they played Poland. He said the coach asked who wanted to play, Ronaldo said he would go first and he just said he would go second and the coach agreed. He scored and the rest was history.