Former Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly wanted to pack his bags and walk out on the World Cup after tense talks with Portugal boss Fernando Santos, but Ronaldo eventually ‘came to his senses’ after putting the team first. but their FA still says the captain is ‘committed’ to the cause.
Explosive reports in Portugal today claim Cristiano Ronaldo was ready to walk out on his country’s World Cup squad after learning he had been dropped from their starting XI against Switzerland.
The former Real Madrid star has overshadowed Fernando Santos’ preparations for most of the tournament after the fallout of his exit from Old Trafford – but his poor performances for his country, coupled with his attitude problems in their camp, have led to tensions with his boss.
Portuguese outfit Record has claimed that the superstar wanted to pack his bags and quit the World Cup after holding talks with Santos, having found out he would not feature in the line-up for the last 16 clashes this week.
The Portuguese FA denies the claims, 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.’
They claim his ‘dedication was demonstrated against Switzerland – despite his post-match sulking following the last-16 victory.