Ronaldo has denied saying he would retire from international football after next year’s World Cup finals in Germany.

The Real Madrid striker has been forced to respond to reports in Spain claiming this will be his final year in a Brazilian shirt.

“I never said, and I never even thought, about leaving the national team after the World Cup,” said Ronaldo.

“I have been misquoted or misunderstood in the interview which I gave in Spain.

“I am, in fact, going to score 29 goals this season for Real Madrid and I still have a lot to give to the national side.

“I still have long time in football and, whilst I am enjoying playing for Brazil, I will continue to do it.

“I don’t have a problem playing with Adriano or Robinho or anyone else that the coach decides to put me with.

“Brazil has excellent players and you can’t waste your time because you can lose your place if you struggle to adapt.

“In fact, I am going to give Robinho a hand once he arrives at Real Madrid so he doesn’t have a problem in getting adapted.”