Bruno Fernandes has revealed he doesn’t agree with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo concerning the impression of recent Portugal head coach Roberto Martinez.
The previous Everton and Belgium boss was named because the shock successor to Fernando Santos following the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Whereas Martinez has been identified to educate attacking and entertaining soccer, his groups are sometimes characterised by their haphazard and sloppy defending – virtually the inverse to how Portugal performed below Santos.
Ronaldo, who scored 4 objectives in two video games for Portugal this month, was fast to inform reporters of the optimistic impression Martinez has had on the staff.
“It’s a brand new chapter for everybody, for the gamers, the workers and the nation. We really feel good power. It’s a breath of recent air,” the Al Nassr ahead stated.
However when chatting with Portuguese channel RTP3, Fernandes simmered Ronaldo’s excited judgement.
When requested if he agreed with Ronaldo’s feedback, Fernandes replied: “No, it is only a new coach with new concepts. There is no such thing as a breath of recent air in any respect. It is only a transition interval.
“The ambiance within the nationwide staff has all the time been good. There’s by no means been something that wasn’t recent of the air, so I feel it is simply new dynamics, new coach, and it’s a must to assimilate his concepts.”
Portugal have made an ideal begin below Martinez’s administration, securing a 4-0 win at house to Liechtenstein earlier than beating Luxembourg 6-0 on the highway.
Fernandes and Ronaldo’s latest careers have been intertwined because of their prominence with the Portugal nationwide staff and their 15-month spell collectively at Manchester United.
Upon Fernandes’ arrival in England, the Outdated Trafford trustworthy devised a chant which referenced his arrival ‘from Sporting like Cristiano’.
The duo did not fairly hit their greatest heights in tandem whereas at United, and Ronaldo’s bitter exit in November 2022 was adopted by the 2 showing to be on frosty phrases forward of the World Cup.
However Ronaldo dismissed this suggestion on the time, telling the press: “My relationship with him is great.”
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