‘The captain is very good’ – Ronaldo declares himself fit for Portugal qualifier

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has sought to dispel any concerns over his fitness ahead of the nation’s meeting with Lithuania on Thursday.

Having been withdrawn from Juventus’ 1-0 win over AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday, there had been talk that the nation’s record scorer might be unable to line up at the Estadio Algarve in Faro for the Euro 2020 qualifier.

However, though these doubts continue to linger, the attacker has done his best to reassure fans that he will be available for the encounter.

“To the national newspapers: the captain is fine,” he told the local press at the club’s hotel in Vale do Garrao. “The captain is good, no – he’s very good.”

Now 34, Ronaldo continues to keep himself in a remarkable state of repair, though he has missed a couple of club matches this season due to physical issues.