Fernando Santosthe Portuguese coach, acknowledged this Monday that He did not like Cristiano Ronaldo’s gesture “at all” at the end of the last match of the group stage of the World Cup Qatar 2022 against South Koreaalthough he confirmed that the issue has already been resolved and the attacker is available to play against Swiss.
First, in the ‘flash’ interview, I didn’t hear anything. Later, I have seen it on television and I have not liked it at all. The problems are solved internally, it’s done, everyone is focused and available for the game this Tuesday. I give eleven in the stadium. It is always so. It is a closed issue and all are available.
During his substitution in Friday’s game, one of the Korean players urged CR7 to leave the field promptlyto which the star, formerly of Manchester UtdHe didn’t react in the best way.
The Korean player told me to leave quickly and I told him to shut up because he is not an authority […] There doesn’t have to be controversy. It’s the heat of the game. Whatever happens, things always remain on the court. The most important thing is that we have to be united.
Ronaldo left the field furious and as he left he was heard to say “You must be in a hurry for me to leave”an attitude that together with the rest of his statements did not seem professional at all for the 68-year-old strategist Santos.
Another of the topics most touched on at the press conference from Doha was the possible arrival of Ronaldo to Al-Nassur in Saudi Arabiasigning that according to the newspaper Brandit is already something closed by the next two and a half seasonsfrom January 1. About The DT commented the following:
I didn’t even know. It is his decision, but now he is focused on the World Cup and helping the team. That’s what we talk about. We have a very difficult game, between two strong teams.
In the midst of controversy and rumors around its best player, the selection of Portugal will have to face a Swiss that it comes at a good time, and that in the words of Santos “andIt’s a very competitive team, with very clear ideas. I look forward to a Switzerland like that.”
Portugal and Switzerland will play their match round of 16 the Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.Central Mexico time.
(With information from EFE)