Frankie Dettori Regrets Decision to Retire After Watching Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup – “I Thought I’ll Call It Quits”

Published 12/20/2023, 4:27 PM EST

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The defeat of Portugal to Morocco in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 disappointed many, especially fans of Cristiano Ronaldo. Renowned Jockey Frankie Dettori also was one of them. He even decided to retire after seeing the situation of the Al Nassr star. In the end, he may have regretted his decision.

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His comments about watching Ronaldo are not surprising. It was a horrible ending to the World Cup, particularly for the Portuguese star, that several thought he would call it quits on his international career.

Frankie Dettori was ready to retire after watching nightmare World Cup campaign of Cristiano Ronaldo

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At the start of the season, famous jockey Frankie Dettori announced that he would retire at the end of this season. The 53-year-old has now revealed why he took such a reason. He has mentioned that the situation of Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2022 World Cup was also a factor behind the decision.

He said, “At the beginning of the season, I was like I am 52. I watched Ronaldo at the World Cup starting on the bench, I didn’t want it to end like that. So I thought I’d call it quits and when I call it a day things will ease up.”

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He added, “But the opposite happened, wherever I went I kept on winning. I did my farewells and I kept on winning and winning, and I thought ‘Am I doing the right thing?'” After his continuous success, however, Frankie Dettori decided to not act on those plans.

He will now continue his career to the 2024 season. There is also a chance that it could go beyond the next season. Meanwhile, after the disappointment of not starting games at the World Cup, Ronaldo decided to leave Manchester United. Many thought it to be the end of his playing career. It, however, seems that the phenomenon that is Cristiano Ronaldo is not done.

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A resurgence in Riyadh

A resurgent Cristiano Ronaldo is flourishing at Al Nassr. He is currently the top scorer in the league with 16 goals. The Portuguese star has also reignited his national team career under new manager, Roberto Martinez.

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He was also the national team’s highest scorer, as they finished at the top of their Euros qualifiers group. The national team fans are hoping that the 38-year-old leads them to the trophy in the Euros.

WATCH THIS STORY: Cristiano Jr’s Insane Training Schedule

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