Cristiano Ronaldo slams "average" Portugal

A dejected Cristiano Ronaldo walks away after Portugal lose 4-0 to Germany in their World Cup opener on June 16, 2014.
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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo claims that his national side should be aware of their limitations, claiming that they are "average".

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he thinks his national team is "average".

The Portuguese have one point from two games in Group G and need a win against Ghana in their final game to have any chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

However, the Real Madrid superstar has stated that his team are unlikely to appear at the business end of the Brazil tournament.

The Daily Mail quotes Ronaldo as saying: "Maybe we are an average team. It would be a lie to say that we are a top team. We have a very limited team and we are not at the best level.

"This does not enable you to beat top teams. There are no miracles. We knew we would have a tough group, with perhaps teams better than us.

"I am not a hypocrite — I never thought we could be world champions, we have to be humble and know our level."

Paul Bento's side drew 2-2 with USA on Sunday.

Portugal players pose before a Group G football match between USA and Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014
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