The 21-year-old striker used to be passed a wonder get started forward of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and rewarded trainer Fernando Santos with a super match-winning show.
“Not even in my wildest dreams did I think of making my first start in a World Cup knockout game and scoring three goals,” he mentioned. “But we have to think game by game and prepare for the game (quarter-final with Morocco). This result doesn’t matter now. We’re going to go all out in the next game.”
Ramos used to be most effective two years outdated when Ronaldo made his debut for Portugal and has regularly spoken of his admiration for the 37-year-old.
The ‘Man of the Match’ on the Lusail Stadium used to be requested how the dressing room — and Ronaldo — had reacted to the wonder staff variety from Santos.
“Honestly no one in the team talked about it. Cristiano, as captain, did what he does, he helped, he talked to us, not only to myself but to my teammates,” he mentioned.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has always been a role model, he is an idol for many. I also like (Robert) Lewandowski and (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic,” he added.
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Ramos used to be most effective making his fourth look for the nationwide aspect, having performed ten mins throughout two video games within the crew level.
He most effective made his debut on November 17 in a pre-World Cup pleasant towards Nigeria, approaching as a 67th minute exchange and promptly scoring quarter-hour later with the fourth target in a 4–0 win.
Born within the Algarve, the ahead has burst onto the scene with Benfica this season after being given an enhanced position as central striker following the sale of Darwin Nunez to Liverpool.
He has scored 14 targets in 21 video games in all competitions, temporarily adjusting to his new position.
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“My favorite position is forward, but last year I was asked to play in support of Darwin. It’s clear that with his departure a space opened up for me. It’s great to now have the role that I love the most,” he mentioned in a up to date interview.
Should he proceed his spectacular have an effect on in this Portugal aspect within the quarter-final towards Morocco he would unquestionably in finding himself a goal of the similar more or less giant cash manner that noticed Nunez depart.
But for now his ideas are purely on contributing to Santos’ more and more spectacular aspect and he is not even taking his beginning position without any consideration.
“That is something that doesn’t concern me. I always work to the fullest and hopefully that is evident,” he mentioned.