Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes that the workforce can nonetheless attain the following 12 months’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Portugal was shocked by Serbia 2-1 at residence on Sunday evening as they have been relegated to a playoff that will likely be held subsequent 12 months with 11 different nations. With that win, Serbia certified for the showpiece occasion in Qatar.
“Soccer has proven us again and again that typically essentially the most tough paths are those that lead us to essentially the most desired outcomes,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram in Portuguese on Monday.
The 36-year-old veteran may very well be dealing with his final World Cup after making 4 straight appearances within the event since 2006.
“Yesterday’s consequence was powerful, however not powerful sufficient to get us down,” he added. “The aim of being within the 2022 World Cup continues to be very a lot alive and we all know what we’ve got to do to get there. No excuses. Portugal on its approach to Qatar,” the Manchester United ahead mirrored.
Portugal loved a dream begin as the house workforce opened the scoring after simply two minutes by way of Renato Sanches. Nonetheless, Serbia bounced again and levelled with Dusan Tadic’s strike.
Aleksandar Mitrovic then grabbed the important aim as stoppage time approached and gave the guests a memorable win. Portugal will now should undergo playoffs for the place within the subsequent 12 months’s showpiece.