Cristiano Ronaldo sends gift and a special message to Portuguese U17 women's side for getting to Euro qualifier
Cristiano Ronaldo sent new boots and a letter to the Portuguese U17 women's side after they reached the elite round of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
The Juventus star sent the gift in a bid to inspire the girls to progress further in the competition with an accompanying letter which read: "I send you these Mercurial Dream boots in the hope that they help you reach your dream.
"When I was a child I had a simple but very crazy dream. No, it wasn't one of those dreams you have whilst you are sleeping. This was one of those dreams you want so much it keeps you awake at night.
"I wanted to become the best footballer in the world. I dedicated my life to my dream - in the gym, on the training pitch - doing everything everything necessary to make it possible.
"It's so important to have a dream. It's even more important to work hard to achieve it.
"I realised my dream and I hope you can realise yours too. Pursue them without hesitation. If I did it, you can do it too. Congratulations on qualifying for the elite round. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the next victory.
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"Good luck and enjoy these boots - Cristiano Ronaldo."
The U17 side have been playing in a qualifying round this month, beating Israel 4-1 and Latvia 4-0 to secure their qualification for the elite round.