"I don't look at age" - Roberto Martinez explains Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal national team boss Roberto Martinez has explained his decision to name Al Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo in his squad for the teams upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Selecao das Quinas face Liechtenstein at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on March 23 before heading to Luxembourg three days later.
There were question marks over whether Martinez would select Ronaldo.
The iconic forward is now 38 and only played a bit-part role as Portugal crashed out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the quarterfinals, managing just one goal in five games.
However, Martinez said that he doesnt take age into consideration when choosing his squad. He thinks Cristiano Ronaldo brings vital experience.
Ronaldo has been in scintillating form for Al Nassr since arriving at Mrsool Park in January, bagging eight goals and two assists in nine games across competitions.
The Portugal captain is the all-time mens international football top goalscorer with 118 goals in 196 games. Hes set to continue his story with Selecao as they look to clinch qualification for Euro 2024