The 2022-2023 season is certainly going to be a very demanding one for Cristiano Ronaldo. Disappointing since September with Manchester United, as he clashed several times with coach Eric Ten Hag, the Portuguese terminated his contract in November in agreement with the English club. This weighty decision was the result of an interview given by CR7, in which he did not hesitate to double down on criticism of the Red Devils.
Arriving at the 2022 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo thought he would once again shine in a selection in which he has been the main man for over 15 years. Only, the criticisms that were able to stream across the channel after his performances for Manchester United were soon heard from Portugal’s side. With only one penalty kick scored in the competition, CR7 is unable to achieve what it has been able to offer its selection in recent years. In the Round of 16 against Switzerland, Fernando Santos picked up leaving him on the bench at the start. Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal had the most convincing match of the tournament, winning with talent (6-1). Present in a group Greg team (La Chaîne L’Equipe) Journalist Dave Appadoo was skeptical saying as little as possible about the star’s future at the 2022 World Cup.
“He will not start in the quarter-finals against Morocco. The plan against Switzerland really worked, some players like Joao Felix were released. After Ronaldo came off the bench and double slammed, the cards could be folded face down. But I think it’s very nice to see him as a super clown. Question: Will he accept it? I think it will not be easy for him until the end. The story could end in two ways. Either we remain uncomfortable with his situation, because he’s a great player… He doesn’t deserve it, even if it’s not for nothing either. On the other hand, if he comes off the bench and scores the winning goal in the semi-final or final, the story is not the same at all and he walks out the front door.“, It is to explain.