Portugal were sent packing at the World Cup by Uruguay on Saturday night, and Cristiano Ronaldo has remained very level-headed about to early exit.
Ronaldo, 33 scored scored four goals at the tournament, but strikes from Edinson Cavani put his Selecao side to the sword in a 2-1 defeat.
Instead of saying something self-centred as many people expected, though, the Real Madrid man was gracious in defeat, paying homage to the victors.
Cristiano Ronaldo: “We leave with our heads held high. As the captain of Portugal I know how hard we have worked and we must be proud of the team.”#WorldCup— Muneeb Farrukh (@Muneeb313_) July 1, 2018
“We must congratulate Uruguay because they are the national team that are in the quarter-finals,” Ronaldo said.
“I think we played a good game and maybe we deserved more, but in football the ones that score the most goals win and they scored two, so congratulations.
“We leave with our heads held high. As the captain of Portugal I know how hard we have worked and we must be proud of the team.
“And I also want to congratulate the organisation of this World Cup, it has been fantastic in every way; the organisation, the security, the atmosphere is perfect and it must be said.
“We go with our heads held high and we are sure that this team will continue to win things.”
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