Ronaldo Yet To Decide Portugal Future

Ronaldo Yet To Decide Portugal Future

Portugal head coach Roberto Martinez says it is too early to say if Cristiano Ronaldo had played his last game for the country.

Martinez’s side were eliminated from the ongoing European Championship following a 5-3 penalty shootout defeat to France.

The 39-year-old could now call time on his international career followimg his country’s exit.

Martinez however believed it is not the right time to discuss Ronaldo’s future.

“It’s too soon and raw after the match to talk about that and there have been no individual decisions made,” Martínez told reporters.

The former Real Madrid star said after Portugal’s Round of 16 win over Slovenia that his record-breaking sixth European Championship would be his last.

“Without a doubt it’s the last Euro [for me], of course it is,” Ronaldo told Portugal TV’s RTP.

“But I’m not emotional about that. I’m moved by everything that football entails, by the enthusiasm I have for the game, the enthusiasm I see in the fans, having my family here, people’s passion … it’s not about leaving the world of football. What else is there for me to do or win?”

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  • Ronaldo should read the body language of Bruno and co. He’s now a minus one and a liability. They were practically playing 10 against 11 yesterday. One man short. Ronaldo’s days are over. Decide now and retire from international football.

    But with Martinez in charge, this may not change soon. How do you keep Jota on the bench, take out Bruno, and bring in Felix at the last minute while leaving -1 Ronaldo on the pitch for 90 minutes?

    Even France substituted Mbampe and benched Giroud.

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