Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes that the staff can nonetheless attain the following yr’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Portugal was surprised by Serbia 2-1 at dwelling on Sunday evening as they were relegated to a playoff that shall be held subsequent yr with 11 different nations. With that win, Serbia certified for the showpiece occasion in Qatar.
“Football has shown us time and again that sometimes the most difficult paths are the ones that lead us to the most desired outcomes,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram in Portuguese on Monday.
The 36-year-old veteran might be going through his final World Cup after making 4 straight appearances in the match since 2006.
“Yesterday’s result was tough, but not tough enough to get us down,” he added. “The goal of being in the 2022 World Cup is still very much alive and we know what we have to do to get there. No excuses. Portugal on its way to Qatar,” the Manchester United ahead mirrored.
Portugal loved a dream begin as the house staff opened the scoring after simply two minutes via Renato Sanches. However, Serbia bounced again and levelled with Dusan Tadic’s strike.
Aleksandar Mitrovic then grabbed the very important aim as stoppage time approached and gave the guests a memorable win. Portugal will now must undergo playoffs for the place in the following yr’s showpiece.