Fernando Santos, the coach of Portugal, is mounted to the niche to defend Cristiano Ronaldo.
No, Portugal did not play better without its star. Questioned by journalists at a press conference after the game against Mexico, Fernando Santos has defended her foal.
Summary : Portugal wins the small final
“No, I don’t think that Portugal play better without the best player in the world”, has roared Santos in front of the media after the success 2-1 to Mexico, which had allowed the Portuguese to offer the third place of the Confederations Cup.
“We can certainly separate the team from him, or the reverse. But the best player in the world remains the best player in the world. And Portugal will always remain a candidate for the final victory in any tournament in which it participates”, added Santos.