Ronaldo furious, bad words fly: Portugal coach explains why

©Getty Images

Ronaldo angry after his substitution in South Korea-Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo left the field visibly furious at the time of his substitution in the second half of the match between South Korea and Portugal: the former Manchester United forward was immortalized saying a series of swear words. However, the Lusitanians’ coach, Fernando Santos, immediately shut down the controversy after the match: “He was angry with the Korean player who insulted him and invited him to leave the field. He responded to him in kind, it’s perfectly normal.”

Santos commented on the painless knockout this way, “The opponent started winning more duels, in the second half the team had many ups and downs. Things did not go well and the responsibility is mine, of course. Morale remains high, this group is very focused and we have to continue to be the same as we have been until now. We can never slow down, in a World Cup any opponent is very dangerous.”

You may also like...