Fernando Santos says Ronaldo cant do it alone

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first_imgPortugal are preparing to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday and while pressure is on Ronaldo to assist his country lift the trophy, his coach stresses the importance of other players.Portugal coach Fernando Santos has highlited the crucial roles of other 22 players in his team saying that he expected and even had a bet on the question concerning Ronaldo.The 63-year-old’s face broke into a grin when the question about Ronaldo popped up, and while reactin to the question he said:“I just got another free coffee, because I bet on this question! I get the coffee. Thank you for the question,” Santos told a news conference via ESPN.“Everybody knows that any team in the world depends on its players, and of course we have one of the best in the world, but you can ask the Uruguay coach the same question about [Luis] Suarez, [Edinson] Cavani — you have great players in every team.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s the team that has to play, if Ronaldo plays alone we’re going to lose. We have to be strong as a team, just as Uruguay are strong as a team.”“The greatest virtue of the Uruguay team is that they are Uruguay. You have a coach who has been working with them for 12 years, very experienced, very high-quality,” he said, adding that they have yet to concede a goal in 2018.“I think it’s going to be a great match, two teams that are going to try and win, each using their weapons. I hope it’s going to be a great clash,” he said.“Tomorrow is very different from the group stage, where the points matter — tomorrow, either you win or lose.”last_img

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