Brazilian Football Legend Pele, Basketball Star Lebron James, Hollywood Actor Jamie Foxx, French Striker Kylian Mbappe and a host of International Superstars across all walks of life have lent their support to Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo as his country Portugal crashes out of the 2022 World Cup holding in Qatar.
An emotional Ronaldo took to Instagram to talk about his feelings and his struggles in the last 16 years. Ronaldo used the opportunity to talk about how he was able to win iconic club trophies and how he has over the past five FIFA World Cups tried to put Portugal on that pedestal but it hasn’t quite happened for him and his native country.
In Ronaldo’s words ”Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career. Fortunately, I won many titles of international dimension, including Portugal, but putting our country’s name on the highest foot in the World was my biggest dream. I fought for it. I fought hard for this dream. In the 5 appearances, I scored in World Cups over 16 years, always by the side of great players and supported by millions of Portuguese, I gave my all. Leave it all out on the field. I never turned my face to the fight and I never gave up on that dream. sadly yesterday the dream ended It’s not worth reacting to heat. I just want you all to know that much has been said, much has been written, much has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal has not changed not for a moment. I was always one fighting for the objective of all and I would never turn my back on my colleagues and my country. Not much more to say for now. Thank you, Portugal. Thank you, Qatar The dream was nice while it lasted… Now, it’s hoping that the weather will be a good advisor and allow each one to draw their own conclusions”.
Ronaldo who is currently without a club after leaving Manchester United by mutual consent has been linked to a big-money move to an Arab club side where he is expected to earn more than $250, 000, 000 in salary, endorsements, and image rights.