After the victory in the semifinals of Euro 2016 over Wales Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo told about his longtime dream of becoming a champion in the national team, the official site of UEFA reports.
"That's what we wanted from the very beginning. We know that it is a long road, and now, we are still playing in the tournament. We believed in it from the very first days. We have experienced a number of difficult moments, but I always say that it is better to start poor but finish spectacularly. So far, we have not won anything, but the dream is still alive", Ronaldo says.
"I hope that after the finals we will have the reason to smile, and tears on our cheeks will be the tears of joy. I've always said that my dream is to win the title with the Portugal national team. We are closer to its fulfillment now and I believe that we will win. It will happen thanks to the hard work, humility and the spirit of self-sacrifice, which I always showed throughout my football career", the player said.