Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he is unlikely to hang up his boots anytime soon. The Portugal international surpassed his 33rd birthday earlier this year but he has still managed to play at the top of his game and he is currently on course to earn a record-fifth Champions League medal.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his team Portugal faced Morocco in the second game of the group stage of the World Cup on Wednesday, with Ronaldo again taking centre-stage.
A 1-0 win guaranteed that Portugal will make it to the knock-out stages with the Portuguese fans happy to see that the Real Madrid striker was able to replicate the sort of form that allowed him to score a hat-trick in the game against Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the undoubted star players to watch at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. At 33, it could be the last time we see the Portuguese icon on the grandest stage in international football.
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Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has stressed that he cannot be compared to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo unless he is able to sustain his current form for many years to come. The Egypt international has turned heads across Europe with his stunning debut season with Liverpool and he most recently bagged the Premier League Golden Boot award.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has predicted the likely teams that will make it to the Round of 16 stage at the World Cup. The Portuguese highly revered tactician is working with Kremlin-backed TV channel RT as their main pundit at the finals in Russia beginning next week.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as an ‘assassin’ ahead of next week’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid. The Portugal international had scored in each of his previous 12 games across all competitions before drawing blank for his national side against the Netherlands on Tuesday night.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said that the team is ready for Paris Saint Germain for the second leg of their Champions League tie. He said that this will be a difficult game and that the players need to be wary of the French side.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro believes his Brazilian compatriot Neymar would get on well with Cristiano Ronaldo, should he make the move to the Bernabeu during the summer. The 26-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record deal from Barcelona only nine months ago, but he is already being linked with a surprise exit amid reports of him regretting the transfer.
Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Paul Merson believes Cristiano Ronaldo will call time on his career in the next couple of years rather than fizzling out until he drops his performance levels. The Portugal international has not been in the best of form since the start of the season, though he has shown signs of his old self since the turn of the year.
With Real Madrid set to overhaul their squad this summer, there have been many top players linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, with the latest being Liverpool star forward Mohammed Salah.
Whilst Ronaldo was busy showing the Dutch Football team a clean pair of heels over the international break, Salah was similarly impressing for Egypt.