Sources have mentioned that Cristiano Ronaldo has been quite sullen after he has been benched in the last match against Switzerland. This striker has always been the star of the Portuguese team and it is indeed sad to see him on the bench after so many years of marvellous performance.
Reports have also suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened that he would lead the world cup team if he is benched for further matches as well. This has led to quite a bit of tension between the Portuguese coach, other players and the king of the football field, mostly known for his ability to take penalties.
Information By The Portuguese Football Federation
Even the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has mentioned that it was the decision of the Portuguese Coach Fernando Santos to bench Cristiano Ronaldo in this extremely risky match. The 37-year-old striker has brought several goals for the country during his peak.
However, his replacement, Goncalo Ramos netted a hat trick during the win against Switzerland. The score amounted to 6-1 in the favour of Portugal. This created some more tension for Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo because to date he had been absolutely impeccable for the team. The decision to put him on the bench is out of spite as said by Ronaldo himself.
CR7 Known For Petty Controversies
Cristiano Ronaldo is known for stirring up controversies in each major game which takes place all over the world. In this tournament itself, Cristiano Ronaldo had tried to take away the goal which was rightly scored by his teammate Bruno Fernandes. His attitude has been criticised by several known and old players of the world.
They have stated that players who are more focused on their personal wins rather than looking into the needs of the team are not assets for squads playing at the national and international levels. This has also contributed to the silent mutiny between Cristiano Ronaldo and his team.
Moreover, the decision of the Portuguese Football Board to check whether the goal by Bruno Fernandes is rightfully Cristiano Ronaldo or not has also made things worse.
Missing The Last Chance At Trophy?
Indeed, there are several players who have come to the field and made their names for themselves. Despite this, the name of Cristiano Ronaldo stands apart because of the fantastic game he has played over the last few years and his nature to stir up controversies.
It is to be seen whether he is benched in the match against Morocco or not. If he is removed from the team, this 37-year striker might lose the last chance of getting a trophy for his country.