"Morocco have excellent players and the result of their game against Iran could have been different".
"I told you, playing next to him is a dream", he was quoted as saying by A Bola. "The first game was a good sign for us". They've always played to their full intensity on the pitch and we have to respond to that.
But after moving level with Puskas with his hat-trick in Portugal's Group B opener against Spain, Ronaldo broke the record in the fourth minute against Morocco in Moscow. The 2016 European Champions served up arguably the best game of the group stages with their dramatic 3-3 draw with Spain and will be hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo can inspire them to victory against the north African side.
"I can say that [he] makes things easier, he is the best in the world".
Questioned about his chances of being picked, Silva said: "I do not know how to respond, this is the job of the mister [coach], he knows who plays".
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the second leading worldwide goalscorer of all time after finding the back of the net against Morocco.
Morocco wasn't almost as fortunate in its opener, conceding a 95th-minute own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz to suffer a 1-0 loss to Iran.
Morocco is in must-win mode if it wants to reach the knockout stage of the tournament. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets. Whereas, Morocco in its first match lost to Iran by 1-0. His third goal in that game was also the first time he'd scored from direct free-kick in a major global tournament, at the 45th attempt.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his fourth goal at the World Cup and Portugal leads Morocco 1-0 in the fourth minute at Luzhniki Stadium.