Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling with health problems and will not play in the Portugal national team’s friendly match against Nigeria. The Portuguese’s situation was announced by selector Fernando Santos.
- Ronaldo will not play in the friendly match against Nigeria
- The Portuguese is complaining of health problems and is not training with the team
- Portugal will enter its last test before the World Cup on Thursday
Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in the match against Nigeria
Cristiano Ronaldo did not participate in Wednesday’s training sessions for the Portuguese national team and will not play in the match against Nigeria. – Ronaldo has gastritis and did not train on Wednesday. He needs to recuperate and rest. The inflammation causes him to lose a lot of fluids. He is weakened. He will definitely not be ready for Thursday’s match,” said Fernando Santos.
Asked if the Portugal national team captain really had the stomach flu, or if it was just an excuse after the uproar Ronaldo’s interview caused around the world, Santos laughed. – If it was about another player, we wouldn’t think about it, but yes , he really has gastritis and is unable to play, the selector replied.
In an interview on Sunday, the 37-year-old Ronaldo criticized Manchester United and said he had no respect for coach Erik ten Hague putting his future at Old Trafford in big question. He joined the national team on Monday to prepare for his fifth World Cup.
Santos said he respects Ronaldo’s decision and does not believe it will affect his national team. – He doesn’t need to inform us about such matters. It’s his free choice. I’m interested in what concerns the national team directly. This is a very personal interview and we respect that. I have not heard it commented among other players during the training camp,” he said.