Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo has shunned rumors that claimed he would be settling in retiring at this year’s World Cup.
An online notion that made rounds on social media suggested that the veteran attacker would retire at his year’s international tournament.
Debunking the rumor, Cristiano Ronaldo ascertained that he would continue with Portugal until Euro 2024.
The footballer didn’t quite have it easy as he has struggled for form this season at the club level with Manchester United FC, dropped by Erik ten Hag, and mostly kept on the sidelines by a positive upturn in results.
But his place in Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad has never been in doubt, with him leading his country, Portugal in their Nations League matches with the Czech Republic and Spain this week.
Speaking at the Quinas de Ouro awards, where he was feted, the 37-year-old Ronaldo revealed his ambitions to remain with the national set-up for another major tournament cycle, taking him through to the age of 39.
“I hope to be a part of the national team for a few more years,” he stated. “I still have the motivation, and my ambition is high.
My path here is not over. We have many quality youngsters. I will be at the World Cup, and I want to be at the European Championship, too.
“It has been a long road and I want to take the opportunity to say that the road is not over yet. You’ll still have to put up with me for a little while longer,”