Cristiano Ronaldo denied a report that claimed he threatened to leave the World Cup after being dropped for Portugal’s 6-1 thrashing of Switzerland in the last 16; Portugal head coach Fernando Santos wants people to leave his captain alone. Fernando Santos claims that they had “a frank and normal conversation,” but Ronaldo never indicated that he intended to withdraw from the tournament.
Instead, Fernando Santos, the head coach of Portugal, asserts that “it’s high time to leave” Cristiano Ronaldo alone. Goncalo Ramos, Ronaldo’s replacement, became the first player to score a hat-trick at this year’s World Cup. Santos benched Ronaldo for Portugal’s last-16 match against Switzerland, which resulted in the team’s best performance of the tournament, a 6-1 victory.
Following his dismissal, Ronaldo has maintained his dominance of the media and was forced to deny a report that he had threatened to leave Qatar in an argument with his head coach. Prior to Saturday’s quarterfinal match against Morocco, Santos sought to clarify the situation with Ronaldo and jumped to the defense of Portugal’s all-time leading scorer.
Santos stated, “I think it’s high time to leave Ronaldo alone.”
“I think it’s high time we stopped with this conversation, that we stop with the polemics,” “He has never told me that he wanted to leave our national team.” Santos gave the following explanation for how he broke the news that Ronaldo would be let go: On the day of the game, I spoke with him after lunch and invited him into my office.
“Cristiano was unimpressed for obvious reasons because he has always been the starting player. He stated to me: Is that really what you think?’ However, we had a normal conversation in which I explained my points of view, which he naturally accepted. “We talked openly and in a normal way.”
Ronaldo’s threat to quit the World Cup is denied by Portugal :
A report that said Ronaldo threatened to leave the World Cup was denied Thursday by the Portuguese FA. According to Record, a Portuguese publication, Ronaldo told his coach that he might leave Qatar after learning that he would be benched for Portugal’s 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the last 16 before calming down and realizing that his departure could hurt the team.
In a statement that defended Ronaldo’s legacy and dedication to the team, the Portugal Football Federation, on the other hand, refuted this version of events. “read the statement. According to reports published on Thursday, the national coach Fernando Santos heard Cristiano Ronaldo threaten to quit the team.
“The FPF clarifies that during the internship in Qatar, the captain of the national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, never threatened to leave the team.”
Ronaldo: Portugal is too close for outside forces to break :
In response to reports that he had threatened to withdraw from the World Cup, Ronaldo took to social media and reiterated that outside forces would not derail Portugal. He tweeted, “A group too close to be broken by outside forces.” a nation that is too brave to let its enemies scare it.
a team that will fight for the dream until the end, in every sense of the word! Take heart from us! Portugal, keep going!”