Only a few players come close to Cristiano Ronaldo when talking about being an inspiration for others. The Portuguese forward has ruled the soccer world for years now. His discipline and perseverance have put him at the pinnacle of the soccer world. Ronaldo is the perfect example of the saying, “hard work beats talent.”
Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t always what he is now. He started as a skillful winger, who could take on defenders for fun, with his lightning-quick moves. But, he failed to deliver the end product. It was during his first stint at Manchester United, that he matured into a goal-scoring machine. Since then Ronaldo hasn’t looked back.
Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal since he turned 30:
• 87 Games
• 76 Goals
• 13 Assists
Ageless 🐐 pic.twitter.com/sCG4YOyy2n
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) November 23, 2023
He kept up with a strict diet and looked after his health immensely. He had always focused on his fitness to prolong his career as much as possible. Ronaldo has become an idol for many young talents, due to his discipline and elite mentality
Bernardo Silva talks about the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo
Bernardo Silva had some sweet words to offer for his Portuguese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview with Portuguese television channel RTP, he was asked the things that he could learn from Cristiano Ronaldo, to which Bernardo replied:
“Above all, he has a winning mentality that he never accepts losing, and this is undoubtedly something we young people are trying to learn from.”
Nah, look how Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva reacted to Bruno’s analysis talk before the second half💀😭 pic.twitter.com/juwUuJKKQv
— Freddy (@freddyCR7LA) November 20, 2023
Bernardo was referring to the never-give-up attitude of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Al Nassr forward has helped his teams emerge from unfavourable periods, to win valuable points. He’s fondly called “Mr.Champions League” for his incredible performance in Europe’s elite club competition. One could never forget heroics in comeback victories against VfL Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid.
— Rodrygo Goes (@RodrygoGoes) January 13, 2023
For his country, he has done the unthinkable. Winning the Euro 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in 2019, for a country like Portugal, who hadn’t enjoyed much success in soccer, until Ronaldo’s debut. This incredible career has a lot of fans and includes the Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva. Many young players like Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr., Mbappe, etc.
Portugal qualifies for Euro 2024
With a convincing 2-0 win over Iceland on Monday, Portugal has qualified for the Euro 2024, to be held in Germany. Portugal finished the campaign on a high note, as they went on to 10 out of 10 matches during the qualifiers.
10 wins in 10 games.
Portugal finish their Euro qualifying with a perfect record 💯 pic.twitter.com/g6mEF9Ihw1
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 19, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo finished the qualifiers as the 2nd highest scorer, scoring 10 goals in 9 games, certainly not bad for a 38-year-old. Portugal is looking strong under their new coach, Roberto Martinez.
He has regrouped this team, after their disappointing 2022 World Cup campaign and has made them play some brilliant soccer. If Portugal can keep up this brilliant form, then they can be rightfully considered one of the favorites for next summer’s Euros.