Cristiano Ronaldo looked like he was about to fall asleep in post-Euro final interview

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Portugal's triumph at Euro 2016 was the country's first ever major trophy, and it saw their star man Cristiano Ronaldo overcome with emotion.

The 31-year-old spent most of the game watching from the sidelines, but he appeared to exert just as much energy as some of his team-mates, willing them on and quite visibly trying to take over from manager Fernando Santos.

It clearly worked, as Ronaldo inspired Eder to go on and grab the winner, and after the final whistle, CR7 was right at the heart of the celebrations, crying and dancing in equal measure.


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Such was the Real Madrid superstar's enthusiasm that it took quite a bit out of him.

In an interview with ITV after the game, he was so exhausted he almost looked drunk, struggling to keep his eyes open at one point.

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And in a similar interview on Portuguese TV, he appeared so dazed at the end he didn't know which way to go.

"I win everything in terms of clubs, in terms (of) individual, but I always say I never win anything for Portugal national team", he said.

"I win tonight, so I'm so happy. This is for my colleagues, for my coach...for the fans."

The facial expressions towards the end of the second one are just brilliant.

Crazy scenes

Ronaldo seemed to be well aware that Portugal's hopes of glory had been dented by his substitution, so it seemed he took on a personal responsibility to make sure they got over the line.

The knee injury seemed to bother him, as he hobbled anxiously on the touchline in the dying seconds, but it didn't stop him going absolutely crazy when referee Mark Clattenburg called time on the game.

A good night's sleep was clearly in order after some insane Portuguese celebrations, no doubt, but Ronaldo was up again today looking fresh and rejoicing with fans of the national team.

It doesn't stop there, either, as the former Manchester United attacker is now being widely tipped to win the Ballon d'Or, ahead of his great rival, Lionel Messi.

Portugal are yet to reveal the extent of Ronaldo's injury, but it isn't thought to be too serious, and perhaps most importantly, it didn't seem to hinder him taking part in the victory party at full throttle.

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