Ancelotti makes interesting claim on Portugal’s decision to bench Ronaldo against Switzerland

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has made an interesting claim about Cristiano Ronaldo starting from the bench for Portugal against Switzerland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The five-time Ballon d’Or was benched by Portuguese manager Fernando Santos for the side’s Round of 16 clashes.

 

 

Portugal defeated Switzerland 6-1 despite missing its long-term talisman. Santos substituted Goncalo Ramos for Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting XI, and he scored a magnificent hat-trick. The Benfica forward made history by scoring a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup quarterfinal game, becoming the youngest player to do so since Pele in 1958.

Ronaldo’s first manager at Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, has spoken out against the superstar being snubbed by the national team.

Although the Italian manager admitted he did not watch the Portugal match, he comprehends the decision to sideline the seasoned attacker. Even though Ronaldo has taken excellent care of his fitness and physique, Ancelotti has indicated that age is finally catching up with him.

The Portuguese international had no concerns with the Real Madrid management, according to him. As reported by Corriere Dello Sport, he stated:

I missed the game, but anything is possible in football. He presumably feels good and is in good health, but his body might not be able to provide the answers he needs. Although he has always taken care of himself, the national team has stiff competition. Even someone like Rafael Leao begins off the bench if we give it some thought. “A player cannot be a problem if he scores at least one goal every game. Cristiano is a skilled athlete who practices hard and is always focused. It was simple for me to handle.

At Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti, Ronaldo enjoyed two of his best seasons to date, culminating in their unforgettable La Decima victory.

Under Ancelotti, the Portuguese great played 101 games in all, contributing to 112 goals and 47 assists.

Regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Manchester United, Erik ten Hag has spoken out.

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has now spoken out about Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Old Trafford. The Dutchman responded simply when he inquired lately about the Portuguese forward:

“He’s gone, and the past is here. We are currently looking ahead and toward the future.

Following his heated interview with Piers Morgan from last month, in which he attacked the club hierarchy, Ronaldo gained notoriety. Ten Hag, Ralf Rangnick, a previous interim manager, and Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville, two club greats.

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