The coach of the Portugal football team Fernando Santos has lambasted the captain of the team, Christiano Ronaldo, over his attitude in the last world cup game against South Korea.
In the last football match between Portugal and South Korea, the coach of the team substituted Ronaldo in the 65th minute but it seems the footballer was not happy about his substitution.
Santos, the coach told reporters on Monday that “Did I see the images? Yes. Did I like it? Absolutely not. I didn’t like it at all”.
“Right after the match, I spoke in the flash interview, and then went to the press conference, and there I said something I’ll repeat here: on the pitch, I didn’t hear anything. I was too far, and this is why I only saw him arguing with a South Korean player, and nothing else.
“Have I already watched the footage? Yes. I didn’t like it. Didn’t like it at all. From there, it’s things you sort out internally. It was sorted out this way, and now we think about the game tomorrow. Everyone is focused on the game.”
However, coach Santos did not reveal whether Ronaldo would be a starter on Tuesday’s match.
“I only tell the team who will play in the dressing room,” Santos said.
“When we’re in the stadium, they find out about the team. And they know that. It’s been like this since I arrived. I will start the team that I think should play. It’s what I’ve been doing my entire life. I’m OK with myself, have no problem. I stay with my conscience.
“Maybe after the match, I reflect on it that I might have taken a different decision. But it’s been like this since I arrived in 2014.