Cristiano Ronaldo To Not Rest In Euro 2024 Matches

39-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has defied age to become one of the fittest athletes in the world. His presence in the field for the entire match is significant for his team.  

Portugal and Turkey will clash in the Group F match of the Euro 2024 underway in Germany. All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo who did not score in the previous match against Czech Republic.

Although Ronaldo went goalless in the preceding match, Portugal coach Roberto Martinez  has said that Ronaldo is fit enough to play a full 90 minutes in the match and also in the following matches of the tournament. 

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In Portugal’s 2-0 win against Czech Republic, Ronaldo played the entire match.

“Do you know how many minutes Cristiano played last season? He has experience, there was no other player in the history of football with six European Championships played,” Martinez  said in a press conference.

Euro 2024: Cristiano Ronaldo To Not Rest in Match Against Turkey

 

39-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has defied age to become one of the fittest athletes in the world. His presence in the field for the entire match is significant for his team.  

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Talking about the importance of Ronaldo in the team, the coach said, “It is important to understand what a player brings. Cristiano brings experience, brings goal opportunities, a way of opening up spaces. Cristiano is in the national team because he deserves to be here, just look at what he has done and what he has done in the last competitions.”

Euro 2024: Cristiano Ronaldo To Not Rest in Match Against Turkey

Ronaldo scored a record 35 goals for Al Nassr in his first Saudi Pro League campaign. The star striker is the all-time leading scorer in men’s international football with 130 goals.

“He was very disciplined, worked hard and is a killer, a very important box player,” Martinez said. “He opens up space. When Francisco [Conceicao] scored, the space opened up because Cristiano was in the area. We work with a focus and Cristiano is important for us, in what we try to do in the penalty area.”

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The clash against Turkey becomes important for Portugal as a win against Turkey will add three crucial points to its credit on the points table. This will ensure they progress in the knock-out stage of the tournament.