Portuguese newspaper A Bola asked its readers if Cristiano Ronaldo should start Tuesday’s match against Switzerland. The response they got was brutal.
It was 70 percent of those who thought the superstar should be left out of a World Cup match.
The round of 16 will take place on Tuesday evening. Portugal face Switzerland at the iconic Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
The comments section of the Portuguese newspaper’s poll was full of reasons why the former Manchester United player should not be part of the squad on Tuesday.
“It shouldn’t have been around,” one reader wrote, “considering all that has happened at United.”
He destroys the image he built. Drop it. It’s no longer a CR7, it’s a CR37,” wrote another.
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United Journalist: – Sad
Ronaldo has been in some rough weather lately. At first he wanted to leave United and attacked his club very hard. Then it looked as if he was going to stay, but shortly before that came the shocking interview with Piers Morgan.
It has led to a United exit and an uncertain future for the star, who is now without a club.
Journalist Eyvind Hulth at United.no followed Ronaldo’s performance throughout the tournament, and was not necessarily surprised by the Portuguese’s opinions.
I have the most general view of what he did in Manchester, but that fall was just a sad end for Ronaldo. What I am left with is that he has a very different perception of reality than others, of his own skills. He overestimates himself, and believes in all seriousness that he will play permanently for Manchester United, he told Nettavisen.
Recently, rumors about a move to Saudi football and Al-Nassr have intensified.
– Then he finally realized that he could not play at the highest level. A sports retreat. The World Cup is the last thing he’s doing at the top level, and I think we’re seeing it now in Portugal. Where he is undoubtedly the biggest star, but he is not the best footballer. There are others who know more about the Portugal national team than I do, but the World Cup was confirmation that it was over for Ronaldo, he continues and adds a “punch”:
Lionel Messi showed the opposite.
Hulth now believes, by all indications, that Ronaldo’s final matches at the top level will be seen during the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.
– It is difficult not to draw this conclusion. Because what can he achieve in Saudi Arabia? This transition must be a defeat. A month after you said everything was wrong at United, you will probably announce your move to Saudi Arabia. It’s just a sad result. I thought WC was a chance for him to extend his career in Europe with another season, but now that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Slaughtered after a shock interview
Lately, there has been a lot of buzz around Ronaldo, who recently made headlines when he was substituted in the match against South Korea in the World Cup group stage.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos was very unhappy with the player’s reaction when it became apparent that he was walking off the field. Ronaldo looked unhappy on the bench
– Dislike. not at all. It’s over now and we’re focused on tomorrow’s game,” Santos told a news conference on Monday.
On Tuesday, Switzerland awaits the round of 16, and you can follow the match live on Nettavisen from 20:00.
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