Real Madrid’s Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he has his sights firmly set on the World Cup 2014, as he wants to complete the set. Ronaldo has been one of the best players in the last five years. He recently proved this by winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the second time in his career. He has been a major influence on the Portugal national team over the years by not only being the captain, but also as one of the top goal scorers. Despite his presence, the national team has been unable to win major tournaments.
He almost single-handedly helped them reach the semifinals of the Euro 2012 before the lost to Italy. After suffering numerous disappointments major tournaments with the national team, the 28-year-old is keen to end the heartbreak. Paulo Bento’s team have been handed a tough group at the 2014 edition since they will be up alongside Germany, Ghana, and United States. Ronaldo has admitted that it will be very difficult to win it, but he wants to give his best nonetheless.
The Real Madrid attack has scored more than 60 goals in the last calendar year, while he is showing no signs of slowing down in 2014 as well.
“Winning the World Cup with Portugal is my dream – without wanting to take any merit away from other trophies. We know that winning the World Cup is a difficult challenge, as every nation wants to win it but we will give our best to do it. This is my life, my profession, my passion. I want to continue playing for many more years to come. I am still young,” said Ronaldo. Portugal qualified for this tournament after beating Sweden 4-2 on aggregate.
They will play against Cameroon and Greece in friendly matches before the opening game against Germany.