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Fans think they've worked out what Cristiano Ronaldo says to himself before he takes free-kicks

Fans think they've worked out what Cristiano Ronaldo says to himself before he takes free-kicks

Ronaldo’s comments before his free kick against Ireland have been revealed.

Eagle-eyed fans have noticed exactly what Cristiano Ronaldo said to himself before taking a free kick against Ireland on Tuesday.

Not only is Cristiano Ronaldo considered one of the best footballers of all time, but many fans see him as the best free kick taker of all time.

And with Euro 2024 starting this Friday, as hosts Germany face Scotland, Ronaldo may need his free kick skills to take Portugal to their second European championship.

Portugal head into the tournament as one of the favourites to lift the trophy and will get their campaign underway with their match against the Czech Republic on 18 June.

In their final warm-up match before the Euros, Portugal beat the Republic of Ireland 3-0, and just 22 minutes into the match, Ronaldo was offered the chance to double his nation’s lead with a free kick just outside the opposition’s box.

The 39-year-old came within inches of the net as struck the post with the shot, but before he took the kick, he was seen speaking to himself.

And a fan account on X has revealed that the striker said: “Score it, score it, it's normal for you to score a goal.”

Ronaldo has scored 63 goals from direct free kick in his career, putting him in the top ten free kick scorers of all time.

They make up over 7% of his total goals (895) and will no doubt come into play at the Euros next week.

At the tournament, Ronaldo has the opportunity to break several records and extend his lead with several others.

Ronaldo has scored 130 goals for Portugal. (Image: Getty)
Ronaldo has scored 130 goals for Portugal. (Image: Getty)

Once he makes his first appearance, Ronaldo will extend his lead as the player who has appeared in the most separate European Championships, with the 2024 tournament being his sixth.

He will also become the oldest outfield player to feature in the competition, providing teammate Pepe, 41, doesn’t feature.

Should he get three assists at the tournament, he will snatch the title of the top assister from the Czech Republic’s Karel Poborsky who managed eight assists in the 2000 and 2004 competitions.

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Topics: Fan Reactions, Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2024, Portugal, Football