Ronaldo: The Ballon d’Or? I don’t live thinking about individual prizes

Having scored four goals in Portugal’s 5-1 victory over Lithuania, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked about his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or.

He is already nominated for the final three of FIFA’s The Best award, but has insisted that he isn’t thinking about such prizes right now.

“As I always say, I don’t live football thinking about individual prizes,” he said after Tuesday night’s win.

“That comes as a result of what is won collectively.

“But it’s good, I won’t lie.”

The 34-year-old was also asked how much longer he can keep going.

“I feel good,” he said.

“I am proud to represent my national team.

“I’m not only happy because of the goals I’ve scored, but also because of the level the national team has been at in recent years.”