An unexpected reason why Ronaldo did not start with Portugal .. He has a different role

Coach Fernando Santos explained the fact that there were differences with the star Cristiano Ronaldo, which contributed to the latter sitting on the bench in the Portugal match with Switzerland at the price of the 2022 World Cup final.

Santos said in statements published by the Portuguese newspaper "Apolla" that: "Ronaldo's sitting on the bench is tactical and not disciplinary, as some have spoken."

He added, "Ronaldo now plays more on goal, which is an essential element for us, and we wanted to change the tactical style against Switzerland, and Goncalo Ramos was great and made a great match because he got the spaces."

He pointed out that he had a very good relationship with Ronaldo since he was 17 years old, stressing that he fully knows his struggle and insistence on achieving records, and concluded: "It is natural that he has a different role with the national team at the present time."

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo,

  • Portugal,

  • World Cup 2022