Cristiano Ronaldo, who set the world record for most international goals in last year’s European Championships, on Tuesday opened up about his retirement plan ahead of the World Cup play-off final against North Macedonia.
In response to the question asked by the reporter, the footballer said that the one who is going to decide his future is Ronaldo, nobody else. If he feels like playing more, he will play, if don’t, he won’t, he said.
Ronaldo, who had recently become the footballer to have scored the most number of goals, for club and country, in matches recognized by FIFA, told the reporters that he will decide, period.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Ronaldo had said that the team is quite confident and he feels all the players are ready.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification playoff final between Portugal and North Macedonia would be very important for the team’s talismanic striker and captain Cristiano Ronaldo. This game is a matter of life and death for us and his team understands the importance of this match. He has also appealed to the supporters to give us incredible support tomorrow, Ronaldo said.
The goal machine is already 37 years of age and not qualifying for the event in Qatar could be a blow to him.
After a 3-1 win against Turkey, Portugal is one win away from sealing a spot in the Qatar FIFA World Cup.