Coach Roberto Martinez said that Cristiano Ronaldo playing in Saudi Arabia could help Portugal.
“Playing at a club outside of Europe is sometimes an advantage when playing for the national team,” Martinez said in an interview before Portugal’s match against Bosnia and Herzegovina on the morning of June 17 (hours) Hanoi). “We have three ways to analyze a player: individual quality, experience and desire.”
Former Everton coach shared more about Ronaldo: “There is nothing more to say about Ronaldo’s desire or commitment to the team. He is an example for the dressing room, an example for Portuguese football and the world. Cristiano has played 198 games for the national team. Cristiano and Pepe are role models of Portuguese football, and we need them to pass on all their experience and wisdom to young players.”
Earlier, Ronaldo showed special emotions when he returned to focus with the Portuguese team to prepare for the EURO 2024 qualifier, where he was about to set another world record. “It’s always a special feeling to be back home,” CR7 wrote on his personal page. The Portuguese superstar is facing the opportunity to set a new world record in this series of matches of the national team.
Ronaldo is just two games away from reaching 200 caps for the national team, becoming the first footballer to do so. Portugal will play two matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland on June 18 and 21. Coach Martinez also confirmed Ronaldo was not favored: “Like any other player, Ronaldo needs to train well to compete. We need a high-performance environment with competition for our players. “.
Hong An | 12:00 17/06/2023