Portugal boss Fernando Santos has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘main goal’ is to win the World Cup with the Portugal national team. We all know that there is no shortage of trophies in CR7’s cabinet, but one piece of silverware considered to be the pinnacle of the sport still eludes him.
Now Santos has gone point out Ronaldo’s ‘main goal’ as to win this one top silverware with his home country but at the same time doesn’t want the question marks over the superstar footballer’s club future to become a distraction at the international level.
When the Portuguese Football Association announced their 25-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers yesterday, a 36-year-old Ronaldo was included in the list alongside fellow veteran Pepe.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will team up with his national teammates later this month to go against Azerbaijan, Serbia, and Luxembourg.
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Moreover, these crucial fixtures might have come at the wrong time for the Portugal captain as the uncertainty surrounding his future at Juventus could affect his top-level performance.
The Juventus ace has recently been linked with a return to Real Madrid as well as to Manchester United while the MLS is also being suggested as his next potential destination.
“[Cristiano] has a big dream, that one I know,” the Portugal boss said, via Goal.
“He has this big dream of participating in what we are setting out to do, that is the goal of playing in a World Cup and winning it.”
“That is the main goal, the rest has to stay away from the national team.”