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Portugal Coach Santos insists his stand on his relationship with Ronaldo and the argument 

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Portugal Coach Santos insists his stand on his relationship with Ronaldo and argument 

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has demanded he has a ‘cozy relationship’ with Cristiano Ronaldo regardless of dropping him for the Switzerland conflict.

The 37-year-old began from the seat in Tuesday’s last-16 gathering as the Euro 2016 winners facilitated to a 6-1 triumph.

Ronaldo’s replacement Goncalo Ramos terminated in the principal full go-around of the World Cup as Portugal set up a quarter-last tie against Morocco.

Be that as it may, regardless of the incredible win, the greatest argument has been Ronaldo’s exclusion from the line-up, which his sister has portrayed as ’embarrassing’.

Santos has rushed to make light of a break in his relationship with Ronaldo, in spite of the 65-year-old hitting out at the ex-Manchester United striker following his response to being subbed against South Korea last week.



He told columnists: “I have an exceptionally cozy relationship. I know him since he was 19 at Wearing and afterward he began to foster in the public crew when I showed up in 2014.

“Ronaldo and I never misjudge the human and individual angle with that of manager and player.

“I will always consider that he is a very important player to have in the team.”

Confirming his decision had been tactical not disciplinary, Santos remarked: “This is something that is finished and solved.

“It is also important to look at the example of this player’s history, he is one of the best players in the world.”

Explaining his reasoning as to why Ramos was preferred instead, Santos stated: “We wanted a team that played with a lot of fluidity.

“Cristiano is more fixed, he stays in a more determined role towards the box.

“Goncalo has different characteristics: he is very dynamic and that’s what he ended up showing us.”

Pressed on whether the Real Madrid legend would feature against Morocco, Santos replied: “Ronaldo will definitely (be involved), all the players on the bench can be used.

“If they are not in the starting line-up they can play later.

“It is important to look at the example of this player’s history.

“He is one of the best players in the world at playing professionally, being captain – all we have to do is think about this team collectively.”

Portugal Coach Santos insists his stand on his relationship with Ronaldo and argument 

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