Santos: Everything is resolved with Ronaldo

  • Fernando Santos has praised Cristiano Ronaldo despite dropping him The Portugal trainer said his captain" set an illustration" after coming off the bench Santos also said" dynamic" chapeau- trick idol Goncalo Ramos isn't sure to start against Morocco Portugal trainer Fernando Santos insists his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo is unchanged despite dropping the captain for Tuesday's 6- 1 palm over Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup ™. Ronaldo was benched after Santos expressed his disappointment with the striker's station following his negotiation during last week's defeat to Korea Republic. Santos said on Monday the matter had been resolved internally, but Ronaldo was also dropped to the bench for the clash at Lusail Stadium, starting a major- event match among the backups for the first time since 2008( 31 games). A addict bean on the website of Portuguese review A Bola suggested 70 per cent of Portugal suckers wanted Ronaldo out of the platoon, and the Portuguese went on to produce one of their stylish performances at a major event in times. Goncalo Ramos replaced Ronaldo in the attack and had a hand in four pretensions, including a chapeau- trick, but Santos didn't commit to keeping faith in the Benfica prospect for the quarter-final against Morocco. Santos told journalists" That is still commodity that has to be defined( who starts in the coming game). I formerly answered in history's press conference( regarding Ronaldo); there's no problem between us. " I've a strong relationship with him, I always have. I've known him since he was youthful and at Sporting, and also it started to develop in the public platoon. This relationship only developed. We have been musketeers for numerous times, effects do not affect us. " I formerly explained everything was resolved. I said that and I repeat that now. This is commodity that is finished and resolved. How he came in with a lot of will, he set an illustration as a great captain." In scoring his chapeau- trick, Ramos came the first player to net three times on his first World Cup start since Miroslav Klose in 2002. also, it only took him 17 twinkles to do what Ronaldo has noway managed score in a World Cup knockout game. For utmost, Ramos starting the quarter-final clash would be a simple decision to make, but Santos intends to keep people guessing. " Obviously I've my ways to observes effects, I always have," he continued." The players we've in this position obviously have numerous different characteristics. Andre( Silva) plays more advanced, Cristiano is more fixed, he plays in a determined area. Goncalo is dynamic. " That is what he ended up showing us, but it was nothing new because he came on in two other games. I've three players I completely trust and for each match I'll use what I suppose is the right strategy, as I've always done in my career." Tuesday's success was Portugal's biggest ever palm in the knockout rounds of the World Cup, with it the first time they've scored six beyond the group stage. It was a truly rampant performance, though Santos was particularly pleased that his platoon didn't get carried down with the swoon. " It's exactly what I said( to the players); when we're ecstatic, I suppose we can go beyond what we should do in a match. " We can end up having a bit too important fun, to use that expression, and football isn't delightful. Yes, you have to play, have fun in the field, but too important fun isn't applicable. In this aspect, in terms of how serious they were, they were fantastic." Portugal will face Morocco in their quarter-final at Al Thumama Stadium on Saturday.

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