Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo will remain the national team captain, said the head coach of the Portuguese Fernando Santos.
“Yes, he will keep the captain’s armband. Everyone knows that Ronaldo is a model for the nation, and you yourself have written about this more than once. If Cristiano was insulted by the national team’s coaching staff or the federation, this could be thought of. But none of this happened.
It was a moment of great disappointment. It could happen to anyone. The status of the captain is out of the question. Cristiano is an example in work, training and behaviour. He is an example for everyone, both on the field and in life, ” Publico quotes Santos.
Recall that at the end of the match of the 2nd round of the World Cup qualification – 2022 with Serbia, when the score was 2: 2, the forward scored a goal, but the referees considered that the defender managed to knock the ball off the line and did not count the goal.
Ronaldo threw the captain’s armband onto the lawn and left the field ahead of schedule.