DOHA, Dec 7 ― Portugal’s hat-trick hero Goncalo Ramos claimed he experienced not even dreamt of beginning a Environment Cup knockout match, let by yourself scoring 3 in his to start with start in the match.
Ramos was handed a start in advance of five-moments Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and rewarded mentor Fernando Santos with a good match-successful display screen.
“Not even in my wildest desires did I assume of producing my first start off in a Environment Cup knockout video game and scoring three plans,” he said.
“But we have to consider video game by recreation and prepare for the video game (quarter-final with Morocco. This outcome would not subject now. We are heading to go all out in the upcoming recreation.”
The 21-12 months-outdated striker was asked how the dressing area ― and Ronaldo ― had reacted to the shock staff selection from Santos.
“Honestly no a single in the group talked about it. Cristiano, as captain did what he does, he served, he talked to us, not only to myself but to my teammates,” he mentioned.
Ramos explained Ronaldo had been an case in point to him as he grew up.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has constantly been a part product, he is an idol for several. I also like (Robert) Lewandowski and (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic,” he additional. ― AFP