Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights to breaking Iranian Ali Daei’s record for a male international of 109 goals.
Ronaldo became the first European to player to score 100 international goals during Nations League game against Sweden on Tuesday night.
The Juventus forward scored his landmark goal in a free kick after veteran Swedish midfielder Gustav Svensson was sent off, having collected two yellow cards before halftime.
He scored three second goal from the edge of the penalty area at the 72nd minute of the game.
“I managed to beat this milestone of 100 goals and now (I’ll go) for the record. It’s step-by-step. I am not obsessed because I believe the records come in a natural way,” Ronaldo said.
“When I had this problem in my toe I always knew that I could recover for this second game.”
Asked about his future in the game, Ronaldo was quoted by Reuters as saying: “The future, only God knows. I am happy to play with these young players and I am enjoying a lot this moment both individually and collectively.”
The 35-year-old had missed Portugal’s opening game against Croatia due to a toe injury.
Portugal now tops Group A3 table ahead of France, who beat Croatia 4-2 in Paris.