Portugal’s football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, expressed his belief that the current generation of Portuguese players is deserving of winning the 2024 European Championship. With star players like Bruno Fernandes, Vitinha, Bernardo Silva, and Rúben Dias in the squad, Ronaldo is optimistic about their chances in the tournament held in Germany this year.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, emphasized the importance of taking it step by step, staying focused, and maintaining belief in their abilities. He mentioned that reaching the semifinals would be a significant achievement, but he hopes that they can go even further in the competition.

Having been part of the victorious Euro 2016 squad, Ronaldo, along with Pepê and Rui Patrício, is eager to make an impact under the guidance of coach Roberto Martinez. The team’s preparations have been going well, as demonstrated by their 3-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland in a warm-up match, where Ronaldo scored twice to increase his international goals record to 130.

As Portugal gears up to face Czech Republic in their Group F opener on 18 June, Ronaldo emphasized the importance of getting off to a good start. Despite his vast experience playing in multiple European Championships, the thrill and excitement of the competition still drive him, highlighting his passion for the game and his commitment to achieving success.

With a blend of experience and talent in the team, Ronaldo is confident that Portugal has what it takes to make a mark in Euro 2024. The team’s readiness, combined with Ronaldo’s leadership on and off the field, sets a positive tone for their campaign in the tournament. As they aim to fulfill their dream of lifting the European Championship trophy, Ronaldo’s words serve as a source of inspiration for his teammates and fans alike.