Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he is only thinking about collective silverware and not what he might win on a personal level.
Cristiano, who scored a stunning four-goal haul against Lithuania, said that he does not live thinking about individual honors and downplayed the chase for a 6th Ballon d’Or.
The Juventus forward netted four times against Lithuania on Tuesday which helped Portugal secure a comfortable 5-1 routing at Vilnius.
One of the best players to have ever stepped onto a football field, Ronaldo became the all-time leading scorer in European Championship qualifiers after his 4 strikes which took his tally to 25, surpassing Robbie Keane in the process.
Scoring his 8th hattrick for Portugal, Ronaldo also took his international goal tally to 93, just seven short of a century.
Top international scorers of all-time:
🇮🇷 Ali Daei (109)
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo (91)
🇭🇺 Ferenc Puskás (84)
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 10, 2019
“As I always say, I don’t live thinking about individual prizes.
“This is a consequence of what we collectively won. But it’s good, I won’t lie. The important thing was to help the team.
“I scored a goal against Serbia and four here and I’m very happy We have to dismiss this moment and what I want most is to continue like this.”
Ronaldo bagged 21 Serie A goals last season – and 28 in all competitions – as Juventus won an eighth consecutive Scudetto. The 34-year-old talisman, who is in touching distance of Ali Daei’s for most international goals scored by a player, admitted that he is still hungry to score and help his country lift silverware.
Portugal has now won their past two games and sits second in Group B with Santos’s side next facing Luxembourg and Ukraine during the next international break in October.