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Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on retiring from football

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Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has insisted he is not ready to retire from international football.

The 36-year-old became the all-time top scorer in men’s international football in September.

Ronaldo surpassed Ali Daei‘s previous record of 109 for Iran, and has since streaked ahead with 115 goals.

However, he is not looking to hang up his boots any time soon.

“Why? I think it’s not my time yet,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports News when asked if he was considering international retirement.

“It’s not what people want, it’s what I want.

“It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone … but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated. It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and myself. I want to put the level even higher.

“You speak about Portugal but in the Champions League I have the most goals, the most wins, assists … everything. But I want to carry on. I like to play football. I feel good to make people happy.”

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