With Cristiano Ronaldo having once again closed in on the world record for the most goals at international level, the current holder has now made a surprise admission about his chaser.
The Portugal captain netted once in the latest international break to take his Portugal tally to 102 goals.
As a consequence, he is now just seven strikes shy of Ali Daei's world record of 109 goals at international level, and the Iran legend has now insisted he would be honoured if Ronaldo beats his milestone.
"I sincerely hope that Cristiano Ronaldo will reach my goal record for the national team," Daei said, as quoted by Record.
"In no way (would I be hurt), it would be a real honour for me if a player of his class could do it.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players not only of his time, but of all time. He is an absolute phenomenon.
"I would congratulate him directly. But first he has to get there.
"Cristiano Ronaldo already has 102 goals for Portugal and will beat my record, I'm sure of that, but he still has seven goals to go."
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