Cristiano Ronaldo Tells Portugal Fans To Believe – Portugal have suffered two frustrating draws to the beginning of their EURO 2016 campaign, but captain Cristiano Ronaldo is asking the fans to believe.
The Real Madrid star missed a penalty as Portugal played out a 0-0 draw with Austria, but believes they can redeem themselves with their last group match against Hungary.
He said on UEFA’s official website: “[Breaking Luis Figo’s Portugal appearance record] is a reason to be proud. It was a goal to be the most-capped international player and to be the national team’s top scorer. But I’m a bit sad because this wasn’t the way I wanted to break this record. We wanted to win. This was not how I envisaged it.
“We had a lot of chances and we did well, but we weren’t able to finish. I also missed some chances — a penalty and some others. But that’s part of football.
“We need to continue to believe, and once again thank the Portuguese fans who were here and also the ones who were supporting us from elsewhere. I’m sure Portugal will give their best in the next match, and if you try you’ll always make it.
“We, the players, need to think that it’s still possible; if we win, we qualify. And also the Portuguese people, the fans who love Portugal, they also have to believe. The bad won’t last forever, so we need to believe that things will get better.”