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Euros 2020: I’m more motivated than ever, says Ronaldo

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Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is starting his fifth European Championship campaign with unbridled enthusiasm.

“I am at this Euros as if it were the first. I feel as motivated or more motivated than I did in 2004 at my first European Championship,” the 36-year-old told the Portuguese federation’s magazine ‘360’ on Thursday.

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“We are the defending champions and we are again among the contenders for the trophy.

“There is no point in promising titles or making predictions. What I can promise is that we will go into every game to win,” the Portugal captain added.

The defending champions begin their tournament against Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday.

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Four days later, Germany will be their opponents in Munich.
Ronaldo’s side will then face world champions, France, in Budapest on June 23 in their final Group F game.

“These are the opponents we have been drawn to play against. We respect all the teams,” Ronaldo said of the tough group. “There are no easy games.”

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Along with former France international, Michel Platini, Ronaldo is the top scorer in European Championship history with a total of nine goals.

The Portuguese completed a final training session in Lisbon on Thursday before flying to their Euro base in Budapest.

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