Since mid-November, Cristiano Ronaldo has not left the headlines of newspapers and Internet portals. Before the World Cup in Qatar, he gave a famous interview to Piers Morgan, in which he said that he felt betrayed by Manchester United. There was no shortage of comments and discussions on this topic. However, everything ended on Tuesday, when Now the Portuguese media are wondering if the fuss around Ronaldo will not affect the dressing room of the Portuguese.
Portugal players are asked about the fuss around Cristiano Ronaldo
The interested himself appeared at a press conference on Monday, where he stated that the situation around him would not affect his national team’s dressing room.
However, Ronaldo’s will is one thing, and the work of the media is another. These focus on the situation related to the captain of the Portuguese national team. During Wednesday’s press conference about Ronaldo’s departure and the situation surrounding him, former Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes was asked. “Cristiano has not spoken to me about his decision. This is a personal matter that concerns him and his family. We didn’t talk about it because let’s all focus on the national team. We are taking part in a tournament that everyone would like to play. Everyone is aware of what they have to do while representing our country.
The case was already commented on in the Portuguese camp even before the flight to Qatar. – Whenever we’re here [na zgrupowaniu – przy. red.]then there are questions about Ronaldo, so I don’t think it will put more pressure on him or the rest of the players. We are used to it and focus on what is most important –
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Portuguese TV station RTP has established that the Portuguese Football Federation and the national team themselves believe that Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United will make the 37-year-old clear-headed and fully focused on the upcoming matches.
However, has all the fuss around the striker affected Portugal in recent days? We will know the answer to this question on Thursday, November 24. On this day at 17:00, the Portuguese will face Ghana in their first match at the World Cup in Qatar.