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Dispelling rumours that the star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo might miss the friendly match against Ecuador, the Portugal national team manager Paulo Bento confirmed that the Real Madrid man is fit and ready. However, he has said that he is in the dark when it comes to the playing time that the 27-year-old will receive in the match. Ronaldo is regarded as one of the best players in the world, and he has almost single-handedly carried the team in several matches and tournaments. There are rumours that the manager Paulo Bento will be willing to rest the player for this friendly match.
Bento, though, has confirmed that Ronaldo will be part of the squad that will take on Ecuador. However, he could not confirm whether he will start the game or come on as a substitute. Bento has praised Ronaldo by saying that he is amazing individual because he is fit and ready despite playing several matches over the course of a season. Due to his importance with the club team, Ronaldo is not often rested and he is involved in all the matches. The 27-year-old recently admitted that he has been suffering from a little bout of muscle soreness, but he is expecting to play a part in the match.
“Ronaldo will play; we’ll see for how long. We have the possibility of making six changes. He is fit and physically prepared, despite being a player who always competes a lot during the course of the year. He’s often doubtful before a game and then we see a normal player on the pitch. I watched the Granada game and he played as normal, like he always does. We know how this works,” said Bento ahead of the match. Ronaldo has been picked for 25 matches by Bento since taking over in 2010.
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The Portugal national team manager Paulo Bento has said that he definitely did not see the Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo developing into one of the greatest players in the world. The Portuguese winger is rightly regarded as one of the best players in the world. He has lifted almost every major trophy with both Manchester United and Real Madrid. He has scored more than 50 goals in the last season alone, while he has already won the coveted FIFA world player of the year award. Speaking ahead of the friendly match with Panama, the national team manager Paulo Bento said that he could not foresee the rise of 27-year-old into one of the greatest football players.
Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the best in the world alongside the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. He also currently holds the record for the world’s most expensive player as a result of the £ 80 million transfer from Manchester United three years ago. He is one of the favourites to lift the FIFA world player of the year award this season. Speaking at the friendly match with Panama, Paulo Bento has said that Cristiano Ronaldo is an extraordinary player.
“A few years ago we saw that he was a great talent. However, perhaps we did not see him becoming what he is now for both his club and his national team. He is extraordinary,” said Paulo Bento ahead of the match. The manager of the Portugal national team also said that he is extremely dissatisfied with the attitude taken by FIFA regarding the international friendlies. He has said that the football authorities do not care about any other aspect other than money. Bento has suggested that friendlies during this stage should be allowed to take place with 11 substitutions.
Portugal national team captain and Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he is of the opinion that England can do well at the Euro 2012. Portugal have been placed in the group containing the likes of Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. Hence, it is extremely tough for the four teams to qualify for the next round. Due to the fact that England are in the group containing only France as a major favourites, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he expects the English to the a major force at this summer’s Euro 2012. He has also expressed his shock at the lack of Rio Ferdinand in the England squad for the Euro 2012.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be one of the star performers at the Euro 2012, as he comes into the tournament having scored more than 50 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions for the season. He is also motivated by the fact that Real Madrid have won their first league title since his arrival in 2009. He will also have the motivation to perform well at the Euro 2012 having been well below his part at both the Euro 2004 and 2010 FIFA World Cup.
“I always expect England to win a big tournament. England have some of the best players in the world and are always tough opponents for any team. I hope England do well in the Euros because I have a lot of friends there. It is a country I like a lot. I expect big things for England, the new coach and the country,” said Ronaldo. A number of high profile players are being included in the Portuguese squad for the Euro 2012 including the likes of Nani from Manchester United and Raul Meireles from Chelsea. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Pepe and Fabio Coentrao are also included.
Portugal national team manager Paula Bento has said that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wants to achieve a lot with the national team. Despite having achieved a lot of success in the club football, Cristiano Ronaldo has always been starved of success internationally. The player has won almost every major title in England and he is close to winning the league title in Spain as well this season. However, Paulo Bento has said that Ronaldo wants to win the Euro 2012 more than anything else. Portugal will be coming into the competition having not performed well in the previous two installations.
Ronaldo is having a great season with his club team Real Madrid having scored 54 goals in all competitions. He is once again expected to shine at the Euro 2012, but the fact that Portugal have tough group means that it is going to be difficult for Ronaldo at the Euro 2012. Bento, however, thinks that the hunger within Ronaldo itself will propel them to glory at the Euro 2012. Bento will be without the experienced defenders like Ricardo Carvalho and Chelsea defender José Bosingwa. The two players have retired from international duty after citing personal problems with the manager.
“These are the colours we will defend in the Euro with one single objective: to conquer it,” Ronaldo said on his Facebook page. “We want to go as far as possible, and our first objective is the quarter-finals, that is what is set out at the moment,” said Bento to the supporters in response to the desire from Cristiano Ronaldo. Bento has helped Portugal qualify for the tournament after initially it appears that they might not. Portugal will be up against favourites Germany and Netherlands in the group stages of the Euro 2012.
Portugal captain and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he is looking to win the Euro 2012 with his national team.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded to be one of the best players in the world, but he has failed to replicate his club form for the national team.
This has led to intense criticism from the fans, who have generally been an unhappy after he has been named as the captain of the national team. However, Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to put things right by winning the Euro 2012 this summer. The European Championships is one of the premier tournaments in the world and this will be the first major tournament for Portugal after the last edition.
This is because Portugal failed to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup after failing spectacularly in the qualification stages itself.
Hence, Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to prove that he is one of the best players in the world by lifting this major trophy. Even though Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the world, he’s not compared with Brazilian Pele because he is yet to win the World Cup or any other major tournament with Argentina. The same would apply for Cristiano Ronaldo as well.
“We have to have ambition, both in football and in life, to always be the best. We will go to Euro 2012 with the ambition to win. We know it will be difficult, but we have to think logically. The group stage will be difficult, but nothing is impossible. We have to believe we can win,” Cristiano Ronaldo said when asked about the chances for the Portuguese to win the Euro 2012. Portugal will be taking a strong squad that will include the likes of Raul Meireles, Nani, and Cristiano Ronaldo.