Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has warned his national teammates to keep the focus on their 2022 World Cup opener against Ghana before turning their attention to other games.
Ronaldo says he’s fit and set on playing against Ghana on Thursday in their 2022 World Cup opener.
The 37-year-old participated in Monday’s squad workout after missing last Thursday’s friendly match between his team and Nigeria owing to a gastrointestinal ailment.
“I feel that this Portugal squad has amazing potential. I think we can win for sure, but we need to focus on the next game. So, it’s focusing in Ghana, get a win and go from there,” he said.
We have enormous potential, but we have to think about Ghana and take it slowly. From there, we grow. If we are the best team, we will reach the final. The champion will be the best. We have youthful players, it’s a good mix.”
“I’d love to win this tournament, but if you told me I’d never win another trophy until the end of my career, I’d be happy all the same. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved.
“But a World Cup in my career wouldn’t be bad! I’d love it and it’s a dream for me. It’s possible. Let’s see. I hope the positive energies are on our side and we can do our best,” he said.
The game between Ghana and Portugal is scheduled for a 4PM kick off on Thursday.