Portugal coach Fernando Santos said that the explosive interview of Cristiano Ronaldo is not the subject of discussion in the locker room as the Portuguese prepare for a friendly match against Nigeria on Thursday in Lisbon (7.45 p.m.), the last meeting of the selection before traveling to Qatar for the World Cup.
When asked if Ronaldo’s comments about his club Manchester United had any impact on the rest of the team, Santos brushed off the subject, recalling that he had no connection with the national team. “We only talk about our preparations for Qatar. We don’t talk about anything elseassured the coach. So his interview with Cristiano doesn’t affect us at all. It’s a personal interview, very personal in fact. Isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo a free man? It was his decision and we have to understand and respect it. We recently discussed different topics and I said that one of our priorities was to respect each other. Why should we talk about this? I understand your work but it does not concern me at all. »