P.Orchgarcoach Fernando SantosAt a press conference ahead of the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The boss demanded more respect from the star player.
“When a player is the captain of Portugal and starts on the bench, it’s normal that he’s not happy.” Santos He made the announcement at a pre-match press conference.
“When I told him I wasn’t going to start, he asked me if it was a good idea.
“Of course he wasn’t happy. But I can assure you that he never wants to leave training camp.”
Rumor has it that Ronald After hearing the news, he threatened to leave the Portuguese camp, but Santos I refute such claims.
“He never said he was going to leave the training camp in Portugal,” he added.
“He didn’t tell me. You have to see what his attitude is like.
“He celebrated the goal with his teammates and thanked the fans…”.
after dropping Ronald On the bench against Switzerland, the former Greece coach admitted to explaining his decision to the players themselves.
“I had a conversation with Cristiano RonaldoWe talked about the Portuguese national team. But the only conversation we had was to tell him why he was coming in before the game against Switzerland,” he explained.
“I told him I wasn’t going to start in the round of 16. He wasn’t happy with the conversation as usual. But it was a normal conversation where everyone offered their point of view. ordinary conversation.
Morocco is next
Morocco are Portugal’s quarter-final opponents after a miraculous penalty shootout victory over Spain. Fernando Santos He wants to make sure he transfers his own knowledge of the Moroccan team to his team.
“I know the Moroccan coach very well. I remember the 2018 game very well and I know a lot of the players,” he said.
However, near the end of the press conference, it became clear that: Santos tired of constant questions about Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He never told me he wanted to leave. It’s time to end this and stop.” Santos requested.
“He came out of the locker room for the game against Switzerland, warmed up, and ran to celebrate the goal with his teammates.
“He called his teammates and thanked them for their efforts…but it turns out he left on his own. Let’s go.” Cristiano Ronaldo 1 person”.