Cristiano Ronaldo has said he’s “bullet-proof” and “iron-clad” throughout an surprising look at a Portugal World Cup news convention – throughout which he defended his explosive Manchester United interview with Piers Morgan.
The Portugal captain said that he’s not nervous about how his actions will affect the squad, including that he feels nice about their chances of profitable the World Cup.
“In my life, the best timing is always my timing,” Ronaldo told reporters on Monday.
“I don’t have to think about what other people think. I speak when I want. The players know me really well for many years and know the type of person I am.
“It’s an ambitious group that is hungry and focused. So I’m sure it (the interview) won’t shake the changing room’s concentration and focus.”
It is known Manchester United’s legal professionals are trying at methods to deliver Ronaldo’s time at the club to an finish within the wake of his interview with Morgan on TalkTV.
Ronaldo, who has been an everyday on the bench this season – scoring three goals in 16 appearances – accused United of betraying him for making an attempt to pressure him out of the club.
He additionally said he had “no respect” for boss Erik ten Hag, and alleged two senior figures at Old Trafford handled him with suspicion when he said his daughter Bella was sick with bronchitis, three months after her twin brother died.
The 37-year-old, who’s enjoying in his fifth World Cup, additionally urged reporters to cease asking other Portugal players about him.
“You can help by not talking about me. I’m completely bullet-proof and iron-clad,” he said.
“If you ask other players about Cristiano Ronaldo I would be upset. If you want to ask him about the World Cup and the team, I would like you to do that,” he added, referring to himself within the third particular person.
During the shock media look on Monday, Ronaldo additionally dismissed solutions of a rift with Portugal and Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes.
He said a clumsy handshake between him and Fernandes that was caught on digicam and went viral was the results of a joke between the pair.
“My relationship with him (Fernandes) is excellent,” Ronaldo said.
“I was joking with him. His plane arrived late and I asked if he had come by boat. That’s it.
“The environment in the changing room is excellent. No problems.”
After lacking Thursday’s pleasant against Nigeria in Lisbon due to a abdomen downside, Ronaldo has been coaching as normal with the Portugal facet which arrived in Qatar on Friday.
“I’m feeling great, I’m recovered and I’m training well and ready to start the World Cup in the best way possible,” he said.
“I feel that this Portugal squad has amazing potential. I think we can win for sure, but we need to focus on the next game. So, it’s focusing on Ghana, get a win and go from there.
“We will see in the end who the best team is, but I believe Portugal is the best team in this World Cup. But we need to show it on the pitch.”
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