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Ronaldo aims to score beyond his new record: “I’m not closing the count yet”

Cristiano Ronaldo has commented on his new record of most international goals following Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Ireland in a World Cup 2022 qualifier. Manchester United striker managed to break the world record of Iran striker Ali Daei for the most international goals scoring his number 110 and 111 last night.

He chose Instagram to share his thoughts about reaching a new milestone as he captioned a post, “This isn’t just another broken record, this is another record earned.” In another post, he wrote, “I can’t even start to express myself in words! I’m thrilled with an overwhelming sensation! Let’s go, Portugal! Let’s go!”

“From all the records that I have broken during my career – and fortunately there have been a few – this one is very special for me and it’s certainly on the shelf of the achievements that make me truly proud. First of all, because every time I represent my country is a special moment, for knowing that I’m defending Portugal and showing to the world what Portuguese people are made of.”

Secondly, because National Teams competitions have always had a very strong impact in me as I was growing up, watching my idols playing for their flags every other Summer in Euros and in World Cups. But finally and above all, because scoring 111 goals for Portugal means 111 moments like the ones we experienced today in Algarve, moments of worldwide union and happiness for millions and millions of Portuguese citizens all around the Globe. For them, every sacrifice is worth it,” wrote the Portuguese.

Another reason for me to appreciate this achievement as much as I do right now, is because Ali Daei has set the standards in such a high level, that at some point even I started thinking that I might never catch him. Congratulations to the “Shariar” for holding the record for so long and thanks for always showing so much respect for me every time I scored and as I became closer and closer to his outstanding number.”

“Thank you Portugal. Thanks to all my teammates and opponents for making this journey so unforgettable. Let’s keep meeting inside the pitch in the years to come! I’m not closing the count just yet,” he concluded.

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