Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring his landmark 700th career goal insisted he is not obsessed with breaking records as they come naturally for him.

Ronaldo bagged a consolation penalty in the second half of Portugal’s 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat to Ukraine in Kiev on Monday.

According to sources, this thrashing for Portugal at the Olympic Stadium made the event self-contradicting for Ronaldo, who is currently part of a first-class rundown of players to have arrived at the achievement figure.

“Not just anyone can reach this figure. Thank you to my team-mates, colleagues, and coaches who have helped me to become the player I am.

“I am disappointed that we didn’t win but proud of the team.”

Reflecting on his achievement, Ronaldo added: “How many records do I have? I don’t know. I have to enjoy the moment and thank those who helped me reach this impressive mark. 

“The last time I played at this ground I won the Champions League, a beautiful moment that is in the past. Today we played well but couldn’t win.

“Records come naturally – I don’t go looking for them; records are looking for me! Without having an obsession, they happen naturally,” he told reporters.