#Euro2020: “CR7 Finally Reacts to Portugal’s Loss Against Belgium
Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7, has appreciated the show of love and support from fans around the globe despite their 1:0 loss to Belgium in the ongoing Euro2020 championship.
Selecao were knocked out following a lone strike by Thorgan Hazard in the 41st minute of the game.
Portugal threw everything upfront in a bid to get the desired equalizer, but the Belgium defence was able to repel all attacks by their opponents.
CR7 showed some glimpses of brilliance in the group-of-death comprising France, Germany and Hungary and the closest he came to scoring in the first half was smartly saved by Thibaut Courtois.
The loss means Portugal crash out of the tournament and Ronaldo who equaled Ali Daei’s all-time international goal scorer’s record of 109 will miss out on a chance of breaking the record.
Reacting to their exit, CR7 wrote via Instagram: “We didn’t get the result we wanted and got out of the test before we wanted. But we are proud of our journey, we gave everything to renew the title of European Champions and this group proved that it can still give many joys to the Portuguese.
“Our supporters were tireless in supporting the team from start to finish. They were the ones we ran and fought for to match the trust they put in us. Couldn’t get where we all wanted, but here’s our sincere and deep appreciation.
“Congratulations to Belgium and good luck to all the teams continuing in the competition. As for us, we will come back stronger. Força Portugal!”
Belgium will face Italy in the quarter finals in another crunch game and Portugal will be looking to prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.