Irreplaceable or burdensome? Ronaldo controversy dominates Portugal

Irreplaceable or burdensome?  Ronaldo controversy dominates Portugal

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Comment on the photo, Cristiano Ronaldo will participate in a record sixth European Championship.

  • author, Marcos Alves
  • Role, BBC Sport

Bernardo Silva couldn't help but laugh when he heard the question about one of the largest elephants in Portugal.

“In the national team, when you listen to the whole discussion before the match, do you immediately accept the tactical instructions or do you sometimes react by saying: 'Ronaldo, man, it couldn't be any other way'?” Ricardo asked. Araujo Pereira, the famous comedian and writer, during a show in March.

It was clearly a joke – and the Manchester City midfielder quickly denied Ronaldo was the one who gave the orders – but such is the striker's power inside the dressing room that many people in the country believe is true.

Although he is expected to retire from international football after the last World Cup, the Portuguese legend retains great influence and will compete in a record sixth European Championship this summer in Germany.

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