Real Madrid and Portuguese star was named man of the match on Friday night after 3-3 draw against Spain.
Jose Mourinho was full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo after his compatriot bagged a hat-trick to make history for Portugal in their 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday night.
The European champions appeared to be heading for defeat in Sochi until Ronaldo stepped up to fire a stunning free-kick past David de Gea late on, his first goal from a set-piece in 45 attempts at major tournaments.
Ronaldo also became just the fourth player to score in four different World Cup tournaments, and Mourinho could not hide his admiration afterwards.
Ronaldo doubled his previous career World Cup tally in one magical match against Spain.
He told Russia Today: ‘He’s got what I used to call the feeling of the game, the specific intelligence of playing football.
‘He knows that the team is in trouble, he knows the team is not creating, he’s frustrated on the pitch, nobody could see Portugal scoring and he knows one possibility of scoring is set plays.