Challenged to Break 900 Goal Mark, Al Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Silence on Record Breaking Feat After Portugal Win

Published 10/14/2023, 3:35 AM EDT

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Portugal beat Slovakia 3-2. A recent statement made by the soccer legend also confirmed his participation for Portugal in the UEFA Euros in Germany next year. Interestingly, the Al Nassr forward aims to cross 900 goals in his soccer career. Inspiring millions over the years, this instance also shows his ambition to succeed at the end of his playing career.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals at 38. The soccer superstar is in the best possible form to succeed at the top level for club and country. The forward has also credited his teammates with helping the national team top the group in the UEFA Euro qualifiers.

Cristiano Ronaldo aiming to break the 900-goal mark

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Portugal just confirmed their qualification for the UEFA Euro 2024. Al Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Portugal beat Slovakia. This result also confirms that Portugal will top the group in the UEFA Euro qualifiers. He is now aiming to score 900 goals in his playing career with his club and country. The Portugal star forward has also said that he is currently not looking at the 1000-goal mark challenge.

Cristiano Ronaldo quoted,” I am currently very happy. I love playing for the national team. We played well. Portugal qualified because we have an excellent team and an excellent coach. 1000 goals in my career? Bento da Costa (President of FC Porto) challenged me with this, but first I want to reach 900 goals. My future? I don’t think about the future, I think short term and always try to enjoy the moment”.

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The Portuguese soccer legend has also spoken about the expectations of his son. Ronaldo Jr has also joined his father in Saudi Arabia. The son of the soccer star is also enjoying his life in the Middle East country. Is CR7 Jr also looking to become successful like his father? Here’s what Cristiano Ronaldo had to say.

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Ronaldo admits to not putting pressure on his son

Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he is not going to put any pressure on his son to succeed him in the future. He further said, “Let him enjoy his life, he will become what he wants. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is currently training in an academy in Saudi Arabia. He has trained with the academies of Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He also trains with his father during the off-season. Hence, he is under the best supervision at the start of his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying his life in Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr. He has also indicated that he is open to staying in the Saudi league for the rest of his career. The Al Nassr forward also now has no problems with the management of the Portugal national team. This is after the national federation appointed Roberto Martinez as the manager. Roberto Martinez has made it clear in numerous interviews that Cristiano Ronaldo is part of his plans for the present and future.

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Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t have the best time last season with Manchester United and Fernando Santos as Portugal’s manager. However, everything now seems to be back on track. Will he score 1,000 goals before the end of his playing career? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Anuj Nikhil Virjiani

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Anuj Virjiani is a soccer writer at Essentially Sports. With a fervent passion for the sport, especially the English Premier League, Anuj has meticulously cultivated his expertise in dissecting the game's technical intricacies and strategic nuances, both on and off the field. Anuj's cherished club is, interestingly, Newcastle United, and he has closely followed and analyzed the club's journey through its highs and lows, and enjoyed witnessing their triumphant promotion from the second tier, their recent takeover, and the remarkable qualification for the Champions League last season.
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