There is no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo gives an added value to the Portugal National Team. However, midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes says the Portugal side can as well function without their captain but admits it’s easier to win with the best in the world Ronaldo.
Against Sweden on Wednesday night, Portugal was forced to be without their all-time leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo making their attacking threat reduce than usual. However, they managed to hit three goals past the Swedish side.
On Tuesday, it was reported that the Portugal captain tested positive for coronavirus and subsequently went into isolation. As a result, he was forced to miss game 4 of the Nations League against Sweden.
It is a natural thing that for Cristiano not to play for the Euro champions is a worrying thing. Still, things seemingly looked different on Wednesday night as the Fernando Santos’ men recorded a convincing win over the Swedes. Striker Diogo Jota was outstanding in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, getting on the scoresheet twice and setting up another.
Bruno Fernandes Said It’s Easier To Win With Best In The World Ronaldo Around
Speaking after the game against Sweden, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes revealed that Portugal did not put much effort into changing their tactics to adapt in the absence of their all-time leading goalscorer.
“We were not asked to play any differently [without Ronaldo], our ambition remains the same,” Bruno said to reporters, via Goal.
On the other hand, the midfielder went on to suggest that they could have possibly won by even a higher margin had the best in the world Ronaldo been available.
“The team has great values, but it is obvious that it is easier to win with the best in the world,” added Bruno Fernandes.
What Fernandes said is quite obvious to see, Ronaldo makes any team stronger and it’s easier to win whenever he is available for his country.
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