Ronaldo: We're just 'average'

2014-06-24 10:34
Cristiano Ronaldo (Supplied)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Supplied)
Cape Town - Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo says his side's struggles at the World Cup are no real surprise as the team is not as good as many think.

Seleccao are on the brink of elimination from the showpiece event after claiming just one point from their opening two Group G fixtures, with their toil having raised a few eyebrows.

However, Real Madrid ace Ronaldo is of the opinion that they are not necessarily underperforming, but rather that they are not at the level fans and pundits alike believed they were.

"Maybe we’re an average team... We have a very limited team and we are not at the best level. This does not enable you to beat top teams," he has been quoted as telling the Press Association.

"There are no miracles. We knew we would have a tough group, with perhaps teams better than us".

"I’m not a hypocrite, I never thought we could win the tournament."

Portugal will make a last-ditch bid to secure qualification to the last-16 when they face Ghana on Thursday, but they will need nothing less than victory against the Black Stars, while also hoping there is a winner between Germany and the USA.

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