Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo dismissed talk about winning the Ballon d’Or after his memorable display against Lithuania.
Ronaldo made history as his four goals led European champions Portugal to a 5-1 rout of Lithuania in Tuesday’s Group B clash in Vilnius.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner became the all-time leading scorer in European Championship qualifiers after improving his tally to 25 goals, surpassing Robbie Keane.
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Juventus superstar Ronaldo also took his international record to 93 goals after scoring his eighth hat-trick for Fernando Santos’ Portugal.
Ronaldo who is on the final shortlist for FIFA’s Best Men award, was asked about his chances of winning a sixth Ballon d’Or and the 34-year-old said:
“As I always say, I don’t live thinking about individual prizes.
“This is a consequence of what we collectively won. But it’s good, I won’t lie. The important thing was to help the team. I scored a goal against Serbia and four here and I’m very happy.”