Tension as Ronaldo reacts to hamstring injury fears after limping out of Portugal’s draw with Serbia


– Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to his injury after hobbling out of Portugal’s draw with Serbia in Euro 2020 qualifier

– The 34-year-old is a doubt to face Ajax in the Champions League next month

– Juventus take on Ajax in Amsterdam in the first leg of their UCL quarter-final on April 10

Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed fears after limping off during Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Serbia on Monday night amid claims of a hamstring injury.

In the 31st minute, the 34-year-old Juventus forward suddenly stopped running and griped his thigh, with Portugal chasing the game after a Dusan Tadic penalty goal handed Serbia the lead.

Ronaldo received medical attention on the pitch and had to be replaced by Pizzi after he could not continue.

However, the Portuguese were able to find a way back into the contest after a top-class strike from Danilo Pereira, but none of them were able to net a winner after 90 minutes.

Juventus will tackle Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final cracker in Amsterdam on April 10, but Ronaldo remains confident he will play a role on the encounter, insisting he will be ready to go.

“My injury? I’m not worried,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying to reporters.

“I know my body and in two weeks’ time I’ll be ready to play again,” he stressed.

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But the Portuguese star is likely to sit out Juventus matches against Empoli, Cagliari and AC Milan in Serie A.

Despite Portugal’s inability to win their to opening matches in the Euro 2020 qualifying matches, against Ukraine and now Serbia, Ronaldo is upbeat with Selecao chances.

“I sincerely think we played well in the two games,” he noted.

“Tonight one of those games when ball didn’t wouldn’t go in.

“The penalty was clear, if we have VAR in all other competitions why not here? If you understand football you see Portugal deserves to win both games,” Ronaldo summed up.

The Juve talisman has made a commanding appearance in his first season in Italy after completing a £100m move from Real Madrid last summer.

Ronaldo was brought to Turin to help Juventus achieve their Champions League ambition and scored a hat-trick in the Bianconeri 3-0 over Atletico Madrid to qualify for the last eight.

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