Ronaldo proud despite exit

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he and his team-mates are leaving the World Cup with their “heads held high”.

Last Updated: 26/06/14 at 22:13 Post Comment

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal forward failed to inspire his country

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal forward failed to inspire his country

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Seleccao finished third in Group G, level on four points with second-placed USA but with an inferior goal difference.

Ronaldo, who has been struggling with a knee injury throughout the World Cup, scored Portugal’s second and winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Ghana in Brasília.

It was the Real Madrid forward’s first goal of the tournament in Brazil, but his celebrations were muted.

However, the 29-year-old former Manchester United winger has now said that he is proud of his side’s performance at the World Cup.

"We created many opportunities but we could not finish them," he said.

"We knew we had to score three goals and were depending on the result of the Germany game and we couldn't do that.

"We deserved more, but that's football. We are leaving with our heads held high."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Aguero treble stuns Bayern

Sergio Aguero's last-gasp heroics earned Manchester City a thrilling 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich at the Etihad.

Champions League: Chelsea thrash Schalke 5-0 to cruise into Champions League knockout phase

Chelsea cruised into the knockout phase of the Champions League on Tuesday night with a convincing 5-0 win over Schalke.

Arsene Wenger has responded to criticism from Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits to being disappointed in criticism from shareholder Alisher Usmanov

Mail Box

Counter-Attacks: Making Me Fall In Love Again

There is a good deal of love for counter-attacking goals, plus some sympathy for Arsene Wenger, heaping the praise on Chunky Pardew too early and why Klopp > Rodgers...

There's Excitement In Toon Again...

We have mails on a young, vibrant Newcastle side along with the usual woe from those in the red of Liverpool and Arsenal. We just love having the Premier League back...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property