After World Cup walkout allegations, Ronaldo argues Portugal’s team is “too close to be split by outside forces.”
Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, has issued a resounding statement in support of his squad amid rumors that he had threatened to withdraw from the World Cup team.
In response to allegations that he threatened to quit the Portugal World Cup team after being substituted for the team’s victory over Switzerland in the round of 16, Ronaldo has issued a statement. While Ronaldo has now resorted to social media to outline his support to the cause, Portugal has already disputed the accusations.
He stated on Twitter that they were “a group too close to be broken by outside forces.” “a country that is too bold to be intimidated by any foe. In the purest meaning of the word, a team that will never give up on its goal! Belief is a must! Portugal, be strong!”
Though he is not assured a berth in the team, Ronaldo will be hoping to be back in the Portugal starting XI for the match against Morocco. Goncalo Ramos of Benfica is fighting hard for a spot after replacing Ronaldo against Switzerland and scoring a hat-trick in the 6-1 win.
Morocco will be the opponent for Ronaldo and company on Saturday in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals. In the last four, the winners will take on either England or France.