Before the start of the Euro, Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to send a clear message to the Lusitanian supporters. The watchword: give everything and promise nothing.
Before the start of the competition, which will begin this Friday evening with an opening match between Italy and Turkey, supporters of the various nations are already starting to make predictions. In a video released by the Portuguese football federation, Cristiano Ronaldo did not want to break the hopes of the supporters of the Seleção das Quinas but rather to calm things down. The state of mind of the five-time Ballon d’Or is faithful to its serene and focused image.
” It is not worth it and there is no point in promising titles or making predictions. What I can promise is that we will tackle all matches to win them. “
Words that echo the tendency of French supporters to show an excess of confidence, even an arrogance that Roland Courbis underlined on RMC.
Ronaldo younger than ever
Since the Portuguese superstar is already setting the record for the number of participations in the Euro, five in total, he added that the desire is no different than when he made his debut in the national team: ” I feel as motivated or more than in 2004, for my first European Championship. We are reigning champions and we are again part of the group of candidates to win the trophy. We need to fine-tune a few small things but the work (of preparation, note) is done. Now it’s up to the ball to roll so Portugal can do their best and start off on the right foot, beating Hungary. “