Roberto Martinez, the new Portugal national football team coach, expressed his opinion of ‘respect’ for veteran Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr). He is within the plan and has shown a willingness to moderate.
Portugal announced the appointment of Martinez as manager on the 9th. Portugal has been looking for a new coach as coach Fernando Santos took over after failing to advance to the quarterfinals after losing to Morocco in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
There were also reports that Jose Mourinho would lead the team with AS Roma, but the Portuguese Football Association chose Martinez, who had resigned from Belgium.
Coach Martinez gained fame by leading Wigan, who was in the relegation zone of the English Premier League (EPL), to a dramatic retention. He later moved to Everton and joined the Belgian national team in 2016. He gained momentum by advancing to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but at the World Cup in Qatar, he failed to even pass the group stage and received a lot of criticism. 메이저사이트
According to the British media Sports Bible, Martinez said at a press conference in Portugal that Ronaldo “deserves respect and is a significant part of his plans.” “Football has to be decided on the pitch,” Martinez said.
“I will contact all 26 players who participated in the last World Cup,” Martinez said. Cristiano is also on that list,” he added, adding, “I’ll sit down and talk.”
Ronaldo played his last World Cup in Qatar, but has yet to announce his retirement from the national team. There have been reports that Euro 2024 shows a willingness to participate. Ronaldo has scored 118 goals in 196 A matches. His goal is the most in men’s football history, surpassed by Portugal.