Portuguese coach Martinez said, “Respect Ronaldo, he’s in the plan.”
Roberto Martinez, the new head coach of Portugal’s national soccer team, expressed “respect” for veteran Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Alnasr). It is in the plan and has shown a willingness to moderate it.
Portugal announced the appointment of Martinez on the 9th. Portugal has been looking for a new coach as coach Fernando Santos lost to Morocco in the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup and failed to advance to the quarterfinals.
There were reports that Jose Mourinho would lead the team by concurrently serving with AS Roma, but the Portuguese Football Association chose Martinez, who stepped down from Belgium.
Coach Martinez gained fame by leading Wigan, who was in the relegation zone of the English Premier League (EPL), to a dramatic stay. He later joined the Belgian national team in 2016 after going through Everton. Although he gained momentum by advancing to the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, he was criticized for failing to even pass the group stage at the Qatar World Cup.
According to British media Sports Bible, coach Martinez said at a press conference in Portugal, “I deserve respect for Ronaldo and he plays a significant part in his plan.” “Soccer has to make decisions on the field,” Martinez said.
Martinez said, “We will contact all 26 players who participated in the last World Cup. Cristiano is also on the list, he said. “I’ll sit down and talk.” 안전공원
Ronaldo played his last World Cup in Qatar, but has yet to announce his retirement from the national team. There have also been reports that Euro 2024 shows willingness to participate. Ronaldo has scored 118 goals in 196 A matches. The score is the highest in men’s football history, beyond Portugal.