Speaking about rumors that he threatened to quit the Portugal team, Cristiano Ronaldo
The World Cup team is “too strong to be broken by outside forces,” Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted in response to social media rumors that he wanted to leave the group.
previous Man. After he appeared dissatisfied with their 2-1 loss to South Korea, United striker annoyed manager Fernando Santos. He was also reported to have threatened to fly home after being benched by his coach for their 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the last-16 match.
But Portugal later hit out at the rumours, saying Ronaldo ‘builds up a unique track record every day at the service of the national team and the country, which must be respected and which attests to the unquestionable degree of commitment to the national team.’
The 37-year-old has broken his silence since the reports emerged, insisting Portugal were too ‘close’ and ‘brave’ to be affected by outside noise.
In a tweet, the forward wrote: ‘A group too close to be broken by outside forces. A nation too brave to let itself be frightened by any adversary.
‘A team in the truest sense of the word, which will fight for the dream until the end! Believe with us! Strength, Portugal!’
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