"To score 40 goals is an unbelievable achievement - I wished I could have guessed it at the start of the season," Queiroz told The Daily Telegraph.
However, Queiroz did admit Ronaldo needs to be more consistent in big games to prove himself the world's best.
"What would you have expected from Michael Schumacher in a Formula One race? It's the same with Cristiano. We expect the best. That is the pressure that we put upon ourselves."