2022 World Cup: ‘Ghana game the most difficult for Portugal because…’ – Ronaldo
It is the first match in Group H.
Despite expressing his “feeling” that Portugal could win the 2022 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has cautioned that their first match in Group H against Ghana would be the “most difficult.”
On Thursday, November 24, the two nations will face off again at this stage for the first time since Brazil 2014 when they defeated the Black Stars 2-1.
Speaking to the press at the training center of Al-Shahaniya SC Monday, the Portugal captain said: “I believe that our team has enormous potential.
“As for winning, we’ll see. I believe so, I have that feeling, that hope. But in competitions like this, you have to start calmly, think first about the group, about the game against Ghana, which is the most difficult, as they are the first. From there, it’s about going slowly.”
Ronaldo went on to confess that it is “a dream” to win a World Cup and assured that Portugal is in Qatar with this objective in mind.
“It would be magical, a dream. Winning a World Cup would be a dream and we are here to achieve that goal. Everyone is here to achieve this goal.”
The Manchester United forward, 37, will participate in a World Cup for the fifth time, after 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018, having crossed at least three generations of the national team. However, he refused to make comparisons and stressed that “the best generation is always the one that wins”.
Portugal’s first in Group H against Ghana on Thursday is scheduled for Stadium 974, before facing Uruguay on November 28 and South Korea on December 2.