The Portuguese footballer has spoken on his new facial hair style after getting a step closer to the quarter finals of FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
Cristiano Ronaldo who is the captain of Portugal NT in FIFA World Cup 2018 has been a key player for his side’s campaign so far in the tournament.
The Portuguese forward has scored all 4 goals of his side making it 100% in terms of his contribution to the team. He earlier scored a hat-trick against Spain to steal a point and now has scored the only goal for the match against Morocco.
As his side eliminated Morocco, the other trending news after the stats of Ronaldo was his new facial hair style. It has been the first time ever that the Real Madrid man has supported a beard ever.
After scoring the winning goal of the match in the fourth minute and claiming his second consecutive Man Of The Match award, the 5 time Ballon d’Or winner revealed the secret behind his goatee.
Many fans had theories that it referred to his latest GOAT (greatest of all times) celebration. Though the Portuguese footballers reveals that it is not the case.
Speaking in his man of the match interview, Cristiano said:
“This goatee? It’s a joke I had with [Ricardo] Quaresma.
“We were in the sauna [before Friday’s match against Spain] and I started to shave and I left the goatee – I said if I score tomorrow I would leave it for the rest of the tournament. And it gave me luck, I scored that game, I scored this one, so it stays.”
Needless to say that his superstition is working out so far in his favor. The Portuguese now is the leading goal scorer in the tournament putting him right ahead for the golden boot race, the second spot is taken by the old teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo and the current Russian youngster Denis Cherryshev, who has 3 goals in 2 matches compared to 4 goals of Cristiano in 2 matches. Though the Russian youngster had never scored for his national side before the World Cup 2018, he chose the perfect stage for his debut goals.
Portugal currently lead the Group B, but are expected to finish second on goal difference and are most likely to face Russia in the quarterfinals.
The 33-year-old believes that his side is not amongst the favorites to lift the cup but the reigning European champions will keep believing in order to replicate their Euro 2016 success.