Portugal manager Fernando Santos has backed up Ronaldo over the Manchester United controversy and has full faith in him. Santos is expecting the Portuguese legend to lead them to glory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The manager thinks Ronaldo will play a crucial role in the upcoming World Cup and he is as ‘hungry’ as before for goals.
Santos led his team to victory in the 2016 Euro campaign and also lifted the first UEFA Nations League title. He now eyes on the upcoming World Cup with backing up Ronaldo who will be an important player for them.
Santos backs up Ronaldo
Despite a stuttering start to the season from the Portuguese who has scored three goals in 16 appearances, Santos believes that the superstar will be back to scoring goals.
Santos thinks his team has everything it needs to win the World Cup. He said (via The Mirror) :
“Cristiano, like all of the players I have called up, comes with a huge hunger to show his ability and to make Portugal the world champion. Is Ronaldo hungrier? Let’s wait and see.”
“He has always been hungry – that’s why he has stayed at the top of the game for so long. I am not interested in what he was like a month ago. He has played four games for Manchester United since then.”
The 37-years old will be playing his fifth World Cup in hopes of leading his team to triumph. The Portuguese international will also be looking to break Eusebio’s record to become the country’s highest goalscorer in World Cups.
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