EURO 2024: Three Things To Learn From Ronaldo’s Tears After Penalty Loss

Cristiano Ronaldo missed the chance to gift Portugal the win in extra time after a foul on Diogo Jota by a Slovenian defender in the box.

After scoring his previous 29 penalties, Ronaldo was visibly stunned to see Oblak keep out his shot and was seen in tears.

However, Ronaldo later scored in the first penalty shootout, taking responsibility for the initial miss.

Here are a few things to learn from the Portugal skipper’s tears:

1. Ronaldo’s tears showed his passion for his national side.

It has been discussed over the years that some players do not give their all on the pitch, or fight for the badge, however, Ronaldo canceled the thoughts revealing that he missed a penalty that could have led his country into the quarterfinals.

2. Brought togetherness in the team

It was rumoured that the Portugal team had some discrepancies, saying Ronaldo had arguments with teammates, Joao Cancelo and Bruno Fernandes respectively.

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However, both players were the first to console him after the penalty loss.

3. Leadership mentality

After losing the penalty in extra-time, Ronaldo stepped up to take the first penalty in the shootout, which is against his normality, Ronaldo enjoys taking the last penalty so he can “show off”, however, the reverse was the case this time and scoring, he apologized to the crowd.

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