Ronaldo: The match against Macedonia is a life-or-death match
Ronaldo: The match against Macedonia is a life-or-death match… and I will decide my future
Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of the Portugal national team, spoke about his country’s preparations to face North Macedonia in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
On Tuesday evening, Portugal will host North Macedonia at its home to determine the European qualifier for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“The match against North Macedonia is the match of our lives, and if Portugal plays in its usual form, it will qualify for the World Cup,” Cristiano Ronaldo said at the match’s introductory press conference.
The Portugal captain added, “Who will decide my future is me, no one else. If I feel the desire to play more, I play, and if I feel that I do not play anymore, I do not play.”
And Don continued, “I hear a lot of talk about my future, and I am the only one who decides to continue playing or stop. The match against North Macedonia is the match of our lives and if Portugal plays as usual, it will win.”
And the Brazilian captain of Europe continued, “Tomorrow I want the national anthem to be played without music, I want to show the spirit, if it is like Thursday, I am confident of winning, the team is in good shape and trusts its capabilities, it is a matter of life and death for us and I thank everyone for the support last match.” “.
And the Manchester United star continued, “The pressure is always present, Macedonia is here and that means it deserves respect, a very organized team, but if we are at best we can beat any team.”
The Portuguese team failed to reserve the direct crossing card after falling on its land in the last match against Serbia, which crossed directly to the Qatar World Cup.
On Thursday, Portugal defeated Turkey 2-1, to set up a date on Tuesday against North Macedonia.