Former Manchester United star player, Cristiano Ronaldo was left in tears as Portugal was knocked out of the World Cup [ by Morocco, but he insisted before the tournament that his legacy would not be impacted by failing to go all the way.
The former Manchester United star is confident his legacy will not be impacted by his inability to win the World Cup. Ronaldo and Portugal saw their World Cup dreams go up in smoke as they were beaten 1-0 by Morocco in their quarter-final in Qatar.
Ronaldo went straight down the tunnel in tears after missing out on the chance to add the only major honor mission to his awards.
The pain of that disappointment was tough to take for the superstar, who previously admitted this World Cup would be his “last international tournament.” However, on the eve of the competition, Ronaldo stated his confidence that whatever happened in Qatar would not impact his wider legacy.
Asked if this World Cup would decide the debate about football’s greatest-ever player, Ronaldo said; “Even if I win the World Cup that will continue. Some people like me more, some less. It’s like in life, some like blondes, some like brunettes.
“I have always had to show what I can do year after year. I would love to win this tournament. I’m ambitious but if you tell me I won’t win any more tournaments I would still be happy given all I have won.]In the history books, all other records will be there. But obviously, a World Cup on the shelf wouldn’t be bad. It would be a dream.”
Ronaldo’s record-equalling fifth and final campaign has been shrouded in controversy after he abruptly his contract canceled by Manchester United on the eve of the tournament that was dropped by manager Fernando Santos for knockout stages.
Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in frank conversations with Santos after showing his frustration when substituted against South Korea in Portugal’s final group stage game, an incident which saw him replaced by Goncalo Ramos against both South Korea and Morocco games.