Portugal Football Federation: “Ronaldo never threatened to leave the team”

The Portuguese Football Federation has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo never threatened to leave the national team camp, despite rumours.

Reports from Record Portugal today have stated that on learning that he will not be starting the game against Switzerland, Ronaldo had threatened to leave the camp and Fernando Santos later informed him of the tactical reasons behind the decision. Ronaldo later realised that his exit will have a negative impact on things and he stayed.

But the Portuguese Football Federation has now released a statement that CR7 never threatened to leave, despite the rumours and they have praised his legacy as well.

They state: “At no time has the captain of the national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, threatened to leave the national team in Qatar. Every day Cristiano Ronaldo builds a unique story at the service of the national team and the country which must be respected and which attests to the indisputable degree of commitment to the national team.”

“Incidentally, the degree of dedication of the player most capped by Portugal was again demonstrated – if necessary – in the victory against Switzerland, in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup.”


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