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Ronaldo Almost Quit Portugal After World Cup Heart Break

After a disappointing outing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar, five times ballon d’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he almost quit the national team.A defeat at the hands of Morocco in the quarter final saw Portugal crash out of the tournament with Ronaldo later coming on as a substitute but was unable to change the game as it ended 1-0.Former Portugal coach Fernando Santos benched Ronaldo for the last-16 game against Switzerland, with his replacement Goncalo Guedes scoring a hat-trick in a dominant 6-1 victory.Santos still dropped Ronaldo for the clash with Morocco, which almost spelled the end of his Portugal career.

“I’m not going to lie. In our life, we have to put everything on the scale,” Ronaldo said ahead of a Euro 2024 qualifier against Liechtenstein.

“We thought, we reflected, me and my family, but then we came to the conclusion that, despite the difficulties, we cannot throw in the towel. I was able to see situations at different angles. I learned a lot from that.

“I’m glad to be back. Roberto Martinez showed that he counted on me. I’ve always wanted to play. As you know, he talked to everyone and to me, too. And I was able to realise that I have a lot to give to the national team.

“I feel it, I want it, and my desire is to take Portugal to the highest level. I will always give my contribution when they need me.”

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