With the rated that Cristiano Ronaldo is scoring goals at the moment you would be forgiven for assuming that he was tired of celebrating.
Forgiven but wrong. The Portuguese superstar can’t get enough of running through his now famous jump, turn, land and throw his arms out routine it would seem, as evidenced after a penalty scored in training with his national side.
It’s the latest Ronaldo viral doing the rounds, and if nothing else it clearly expresses his penchant for scoring goals, even if they are in the build up to a David and Goliath clash against European minnows Armenia.
In the video the Real Madrid forward nestles a penalty into the bottom left hand corner during training, before offering his trademark post-goal routine. We get the point Cristiano, you’re very good.
Heading into the match against Armenia this coming Friday Portugal know that nothing but a win will suffice. Three points garnered from their opening two matches sees them sitting in 3rd place, but a victory in their next fixture - and a loss for Albania - could see them topping the group.
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Having beaten Denmark in their last outing Ronaldo and Co. should be in high spirits, though the ghost of their shocking home defeat to Albania in the opening group match is likely to still be lingering.
Despite having an array of world stars Portugal haven’t been able to compete with the best nations on the planet in recent times, and though they boast arguably the world’s finest player, are losing their grip on world-class status.
Watch the video of Ronaldo's penalty
It’s a quandary which is sure to be the ire of Ronaldo, as it could potentially have a detrimental effect on his aim of being regarded the best player of all time when he eventually hangs up his boots. Though the 29-year-old’s club record reads like like a resume of incredible records broken, his international exploits having yielded as much success.
He may be the country’s all-time record goalscorer, but the fact that he hasn’t been able to guide them to within touching distance of a major international trophy won’t sit well with someone who has such high expectations of himself.