Criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo’s performances for Juventus has had no impact on the forward’s morale and he is ready to give 100 per cent for Portugal in their World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan later on Wednesday, head coach Fernando Santos said.
Porto’s decisive goal came from a free kick that went through the Portugal striker’s legs as he turned in the defensive wall, with the front page of the Corriere dello Sport saying: ‘Betrayed by Ronaldo’.
‘When Cristiano is with the national team, he always comes with the same vision, the same passion, the same will, the same joy,’ Santos said.
‘He always gives 100 per cent when he comes to the national team.
‘I don’t think he has any problem in terms of mentality at the moment.’