Portugal Not Worried Over Cristiano Ronaldo Fitness
Portugal coach Fernando Santos sees pointless to panic over Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness in front of Euro 2016 and hopes the prolific forward can guide Real Madrid to Champions League glory.
The 31-year-old endured a hamstring injuries within the 3- make an impression on Villarreal on April 20 and therefore missed the Liga games against Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad, along with the first leg from the Champions League semifinal against Manchester City – which finished scoreless.
Ronaldo started again squad training over the past weekend, but you may still find question marks over the seriousness of his injuries.
“I had been worried after i saw him complain against Villarreal by leaving the pitch,” Santos told Lusa. “But we happen to be in contact about his situation which is nothing alarming. I believe things works out all right. Cristiano is going to be hugely motivated for that Euros anyway, but it might be an enormous boost for him if he wins the Champions League. Therefore we will need to observe how we cope with his situation and manage things.
“A person who scores 50, 60 or 70 goals per months are clearly vital for all of us. The quantity of goals he’s scored is amazing, particularly if you keep in mind he isn’t a genuine striker.”
Santos briefly coached Ronaldo at Sporting Clubpenguin in front of the 2003-04 season, but he lost the attacker to U . s . after he impressed inside a friendly from the Old Trafford side.
The manager left Sporting after only one season in control and that he feels things might have gone differently for him had Ronaldo not departed the club.
“He had been decisive for Sporting at age 18,” Santos added. “Regrettably for me personally, I made the decision to experience Ronaldo for the reason that friendly against U . s . in the Estadio Jose Alvalade. I had been awaiting him to come back from Manchester, however a phone call came stating that he’d not return. Had he remained at Sporting, maybe things might have gone differently for all of us that season.”