Portugal, Ronaldo: “We can win the European Championship. This national team has incredible talent”

Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing for his sixth career European Championship. Euro2024 it is yet another opportunity for CR7 to become European Champion with the Portugal after that hard-fought and suffered victory at the same time, when he was forced out due to injury in the final in 2016 against France.

“I am proud to be the first player to play six European tournaments. I am thrilled about this – he told the channels of UEFA -, because it demonstrates the longevity of my career.” The 39-year-old striker who left Juventus to land in the Saudi Pro League at Al-Nassr, continued: “I am happy and I feel privileged to be here to help the national team achieve his goals and, of course, to try to move forward and win, which is our main goal.”

And what can Portugal do in Germany? “I believe that this team will bring a lot of joy to the Portuguese fans, starting from this European Championship. But in my opinion, the best generation of players is always the one that wins (the trophies, ed.). I hope that this national team wins, because it is a team of great talent,” the captain said. “As we all know, talent alone is not enough to win. There are many factors – specified the captain of the national team – that contribute to winning an important tournament like this. We have all the ingredients to win, but we will take one step at a time , match by match, always believing we can win. What we achieved in 2016 was historic, both for Portuguese football and for world football. Now we have our feet firmly on the ground, but our minds turned to the sky to look up and see that it is possible to win the European Championship.”