Nations League: He didn’t score – Portugal manager speaks on Ronaldo’s performance


Portugal head coach, Fernando Santos, has insisted he won’t drop Cristiano Ronaldo from his team.

Ronaldo has endured a miserable international break and squandered the chance to win the UEFA Nations League for the second time in his career, as Spain pulled off a late 1-0 win in Braga.

It has sparked debate in his homeland over whether the 37-year-old should continue to lead the line with the World Cup set to kick off in less than two months’ time.

Having been dropped by Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, Santos is now facing calls to bench Ronaldo in Qatar.

READ ALSO:  Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo finally speaks on his Man United future

But the Portugal manager, who’s maintained an unwavering faith in Ronaldo during his eight-year tenure, has reaffirmed that the veteran will still be his starting striker come November.

When asked about Ronaldo’s performance against Spain post-match, Santos replied: “What interests me is how the team played. Ronaldo had three or four chances. Two very good ones, which he usually scores. He didn’t score. It’s football.”

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

Call Us: +234(0)8170989130

Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8170989137


Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here