Ronaldo ‘proud’ of Portugal’s efforts after Euro 2020 elimination

Cristiano Ronaldo Euro 2020 Portugal Belgium

Cristiano Ronaldo Euro 2020 Portugal Belgium

Portugal’s ahead Cristiano Ronaldo reacts throughout the UEFA EURO 2020 spherical of 16 soccer match between Belgium and Portugal at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville on June 27, 2021. (Photograph by THANASSIS STAVRAKIS / POOL / AFP)

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo mentioned on Monday he was “proud” of holders Portugal’s efforts regardless of bowing out of Euro 2020 after the weekend’s 1-0 final 16 loss to Belgium.

“We didn’t get the end result we needed and we go away the competitors ahead of anticipated,” the 36-year-old Juventus star and five-time Ballon d’or winner admitted as his facet did not match their 2016 exploits.

“However we’re happy with our displaying. We did every thing we might to retain the title of European champions and this group proved it might nonetheless give the Portuguese individuals a lot pleasure,” the previous Manchester United and Actual Madrid attacker posted on social media after Sunday’s loss.

“Congratulations to Belgium and good luck to all of the groups left in. As for us, we will return stronger,” vowed the veteran who at the very least might console himself with having matched the 109 worldwide objectives file of Iran’s Ali Daei throughout the match.

Ronaldo scored 5 instances throughout the competitors to take his European Championship tally to a file 14, matching Daei’s achievement together with his aim within the 2-2 group recreation draw with world champions France.

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