Portugal and Ronaldo hungry for more, Football News & Top Stories

Portugal and Ronaldo hungry for more, Football News & Top Stories

Portugal and Ronaldo hungry for more, Football News & Top Stories

Ronaldo continued to be pressed as he left the mixed zone, but when once again asked about the award, told reporters: "No, I will not speak about the Ballon d'Or."The Nations League victory was a second triumph for Ronaldo on the global stage, following Portugal's 2016 win in the European Championships".

"If we were exhausted I don't know, but we were not good enough", admitted Koeman.

However, Ronaldo may have made an argument of his own after helping Juventus to yet another Serie A title, while his hat-trick against Switzerland in the Nations League semi-final proved instrumental in his nation's quest for their latest major trophy. The Portuguese people deserve it.

He broke through the Dutch defence and then picked out Guedes, who bravely ignored playing in Ronaldo to drill a low shot past Cillessen himself. Fans helped us to win the title. Last week FIFA boss Gianni Infantino revived the idea of a global Nations League idea for women's football.

So long the almost men on the global stage, their Euro 2016 triumph - the country's first title - was a culmination of a golden period during which they have also reached the Euro 2004 final, the 2006 World Cup semi-finals and the last four at Euro 2012. The Portugal coach revealed that marking Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong out of the game was key in defeating the Dutch.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he has no immediate plans to retire from global football after helping Portugal lift the inaugural Nations League.

"It's been a good season but hopefully next season is going to be even better".

Ronaldo, 34, was a peripheral figure on Sunday but after sitting out the group stage of the Nations League on a hiatus from global football, he played a huge part in getting his country to the final by scoring a hat-trick in Wednesday's semi-final against Switzerland.

UEFA introduced the Nations League in a bid to revive global football and give countries more chances to play against teams of a comparable standard. "Portugal has won important things like Euro 2016 and now the League of Nations", said Ronaldo.

Both victories have come on home soil.

For that reason, Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves feels the former Manchester United and Real Madrid attacker is the world's greatest ever player.

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