Cristiano Ronaldo’s mental and physical form is worthy of a case study according to Jose Mourinho. Ronaldo took his tally of international goals to 93, scoring four for Portugal while beating Lithuania in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday.
Ronaldo bagged his 8th hat-trick in international football Vs Lithuania surpassing Robbie Keane. Mourinho, who coached Ronaldo in Real Madrid says that he is not at all surprised at his stupendous feat. “At 34, he is top in the world, in a top team, in top condition. I’m not surprised whatsoever because genetically and mentally he is a case study,” says Mourinho.
The only other footballer who scored more goals in international football than Ronaldo is Iranian legend Ali Daei with 109. Mourinho is of the opinion that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo will keep scoring goals even after he hangs his boots. “When he is 50 years old he will be at home and FIFA will invite him to a game of legends. He will play the game and score a goal. I am sure it will be like that,” jokes Mourinho.
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