Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to lead Portugal to a win in their opening World Cup game against Germany in Salvador on Monday.
The Ballon d’Or winner revealed his desire lead his team to World Cup glory but did state that they will take it step by step.
“I don’t think I have to show anyone anything,” Ronaldo said.
“Look at my statistics and my CV – I have nothing to prove. My career has been great so far and I just want that to continue.”
“But I believe that one player is not a team. I am here to help the team. I am an additional player and I can make a difference, but I can’t carry the team on my back. I want to be champion, but let’s take it a step at a time. We are not in the group of favourites, but we are one of the best. For me it pushes me forward to succeed at a tournament. I like challenges and I want to do my best in whatever competition I am in,” he added.
The Real Madrid star then conceded that he was fit and over the injury scare he had prior to the tournament, but he wasn’t as fit as he would like.
“Obviously I would like to be at 110 per cent, but I am 100 per cent and that is enough to help the national team,” Ronaldo said.
“If am here it is because I want to play and help the national team. If I feel something, and I am sure I won’t feel anything during the game, I will not risk my career.”
“I come first, not football.”