“I hope to be a part of the national team for a few more years,” he said. “I still have motivation and high ambitions.”
“My journey is not over here. We have many talented young people. I will play in the World Cup and I want to do it in the European Championship as well,” said Ronaldo.
“It has been a long road and I want to take this opportunity to say that this road is not over yet. You will have to bear with me for a little while longer,” added the Portuguese football legend.
The striker has struggled for form at Manchester United this season, but his place in Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad has never been in doubt and the 37-year-old will be in the squad for his country’s Nations League games against the Czech Republic and Spain.
Ronaldo’s biggest international success was Portugal’s victory at the 2016 European Championship, although he missed most of the final victory over France due to injury.
Portugal are hoping for a successful tournament at the World Cup in Qatar, where they face Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana in Group H.
Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 189 matches for Portugal.
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