The World Cup warm-up video of Cristiano Ronaldo convinced supporters that he meant business.
Ronaldo in the warm up…
This guy is not messing around after United terminated his contract 🤣pic.twitter.com/o5i1FMRxZ2
— george (@StokeyyG2) November 24, 2022
The 2022 World Cup season for Cristiano Ronaldo got off to another historic start.
The former Manchester United striker took the initiative in Portugal’s 3-2 victory over Ghana on Thursday, becoming the first male player to score in five World Cup competitions.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored four goals in 2018 before starting his 2022 tally with a penalty at Stadium 974. He had one goal in each of the 2006, 2010, and 2014 versions.
Should it, therefore, be shocking that Ronaldo made his intentions known to the world even before Portugal’s campaign even began?
No, not at all, as Ronaldo’s warm-up, which garnered a lot of attention on social media, as well as his performance against Ghana during the game, demonstrated his readiness to dominate the World Cup.
Ronaldo in 2022 at the World Cup
After a cautious first 45 minutes against the Black Stars, Ronaldo won a contentious penalty under Mohammed Salisu’s pressure and blasted the next penalty shot beyond André Onana.
Even though it wasn’t a 40-yard rocket or a crazy dribble past five defenders, Ronaldo made it very obvious that he means business in Qatar this winter.
Furthermore, Ronaldo has a lot to prove after receiving harsh criticism for his contentious interview with Piers Morgan, which led to the mutual termination of his contract with Manchester United.