“We don’t want to ruin Ronaldo’s life, but we want to make our dream come true”

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Testimonials from Ezdjan Alioski, one of North Macedonia’s references.

Ezdjan Alioski is one of the benchmarks for the North Macedonia national team and is eager to fight for a World Cup spot with Portugal. Currently with Al-Ahli Jeddah of Saudi Arabia after four seasons at Leeds of England, he spoke to Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’ about Tuesday’s game.

“We eliminated a great team like Italy, European champions, and we still haven’t stamped our passport for the World Cup. We are pursuing our dream and we will do everything to achieve it,” said the 30 – one-year-old left-back.

National team captain Cristiano Ronaldo was also the subject. “He has been playing at a high level for almost 20 years. Naturally, his goal is to go to the World Cup. We don’t want to waste his life, but we want to fulfill our dream,” he stressed.

As a calling card, North Macedonia have just won a 1-0 victory in Italy, a historic result. “In fact, no matter who we meet in qualifying for a World Cup, we are never the favourites. This is repeated now. But we all believe that we can be in Qatar”, concluded the graduate player and who took his first steps as a professional in Swiss football.

The decisive play-off match for access to the World Cup begins Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., in Dragão.

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