The Portugal national team forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has come up against yesterday’s defeat against Serbia, which prevents them from entering the Qatar World Cup as group winners, and has launched a message of encouragement in which he warns of that “there are no excuses” for Portugal not to be in the World Cup.
In a message on his social profiles, the Manchester United player acknowledges that “yesterday’s result was hard, but not enough to bring us down,” says the Madeira player.
By finishing second in the group, Portugal will have to play the playoffs in March and Cristiano recalls that “the goal of marking a presence in the 2022 World Cup is still alive.”
Ronaldo has also left a message of confidence so he has insisted that the selection of “las quinas” knows what it has “to do to get there”, in relation to the World Cup in Qatar.
In his message, Cristiano explains that “football has shown us time and again that, sometimes, it is the most winding roads that lead us to the most desired results.”
Last night, Portugal lost against Serbia (1-2) with a goal from the visitors in the 90th minute, so they lost the options of obtaining the ticket to Qatar directly.
Now he will play a play-off next March where he will have to win the two games he plays if he wants to be in the World Cup.
The play-offs in the European zone will be played by 12 teams, with semi-finals and single-match finals. The three winners will get a place in Qatar. EFE