Bruno Fernandes appreciates Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence in his Portugal side, saying it is great to have the superstar as he can single-handedly decide matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo was absent in Portugal’s opening Nations League encounter against Croatia following a toe infection. However, the 35-year old forward did return in time to face Sweden on Tuesday night, where he scored both the goals in their 2-0 away victory.
The two goals helped Ronaldo reach a new personal landmark in his international career, historic 100th and 101st goals for his nation.
Meanwhile, the Juventus ace has received many plaudits from several football legends, including Brazilian Pele and FIFA President Infantino, after reaching the milestone.
Also, his two goals ensured that Portugal maintains its lead in Group A3 over the world champions France with a better goal difference.
Ronaldo’s national teammate, who has equally taken his similar career path by joining Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in Bruno Fernandes, insists that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner can still prove to be a match decider.
Bruno Fernandes On Cristiano Ronaldo’s Impact
While on an interview, the Manchester United midfielder admits that with Cristiano Ronaldo, it is always easier to reach the goal.
“We know that [with Ronaldo] it is easier to reach the goal. He has a nose for goal and can solve a game at any time,” Bruno Fernandes said of his skipper, as beIN SPORTS reports.
“That was what happened before half-time, in a free-kick situation. Just yesterday he had six or seven like that in training and today he did the same.”
He then adds that he makes any team stronger.
“It’s great to have Cristiano. He makes any team stronger,” he said.
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