Ronaldo reacts to Euro 2020 exit

Euro 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was left visibly frustrated after Portugal's 2020 UEFA European Championship exit, has spoken about his country's elimination from the tournament for the first time.

Portugal were left disappointed as their mission to retain their European title came to an abrupt end, courtesy of a 1-0 defeat to Belgium at the round of 16 stage on Sunday.

Ronaldo enjoyed an impressive individual display at the tournament, having scored five goals in the group stage and broken a few records in the process.

Read: Ronaldo's 7 records at Euro 2020 so far

However, it was not to be for the Portuguese icon as A Selecao crashed out of the tournament on the weekend, and the 36-year-old forward took to social media on Monday to reflect on Portugal's elimination and thank fans for their support.

"We didn't get the result we wanted and we left the race sooner than we wanted," Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.

"But we are proud of our journey, we gave everything to renew the title of European Champions and this group proved that it can still give much joy to the Portuguese.

"Our fans were tireless in supporting the team from start to finish. We ran and fought for them, in order to live up to the trust they placed in us.

"It was not possible to get where we all wanted, but here is our sincere and profound thanks.

"Congratulations to Belgium and good luck to all the teams that remain in the competition.

"As for us, we will come back stronger. Forca Portugal!"

Scroll through the gallery below to see Ronaldo's angry reaction after it was confirmed that Portugal would be exiting Euro 2020

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