Niculae also confirmed that only Pepe matches Ronaldo in the Portuguese squad, adding that the team no longer accepts him.
Niculae played nine games with Ronaldo during their time together with Sporting CP in the 2002/2003 season. According to him, Ronaldo has never been sociable and used to living in his own world.
Speaking to Digi Sport Special, Niculae said: “He [Ronaldo] not sociable. We always try to invite him to the table with us, but he is always in his own world. He will go to the gym alone. Sometimes, after training, we would all go out to eat, but he never came.”
“I think the team doesn’t accept him either. Pepe is the only person he’s close to. I’ve seen some pictures, Bruno Fernandes has avoided him a bit.”
Although still the captain of the national team, CR7 was benched for many World Cup matches, but that did not prevent Portugal from being eliminated early.
Thanh Vu | 05:07 December 26, 2022