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Portugal Can Win Without Ronaldo –Martinez

Portugal Can Win Without Ronaldo  –Martinez

Portugal manager,Roberto Martinez has revealed that the team can win games without their star man, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Martinez made this known on the backdrop of Portugal’s 9-0 win over Luxembourg in Ronaldo’s absence at the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier in Estadio Algarve on Monday.

A brace each from Inacio, Ramos and Jota and a goal each from Ricardo Horta, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix ensured Portugal defeated Luxembourg.

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Speaking after the game, Martinez, noted that although Ronaldo is an important player to the team, added that Portugal can excel without him.

“Gonçalo Ramos showed today what he can do, and Diogo Jota did the same.

“We need players who have the level to win games. The group is special. We don’t need to compare them. Cristiano is important, but our team is ready to win without him.”

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