Cristiano Ronaldo has defended the timing of his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan and informed journalists to cease asking his Portugal teammates about him.
Speaking publicly for the primary time for the reason that interview, Ronaldo mentioned he didn’t remorse the timing regardless of the fallout overshadowing Portugal’s preparations for the World Cup in Qatar.
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“Timing is always timing,” Ronaldo mentioned at a information convention on the Al Shahaniya Sports Club. “From your side it is easy to look at how we can choose timings. Sometimes you write truths, sometimes you write lies. I don’t have to worry what others think. I talk when I want to. Everybody knows who I am, what I believe in.”
Both Bernardo Silva and Ruben Neves have been requested questions on Ronaldo at information conferences on Saturday and Sunday.
Ronaldo was additionally concerned in what regarded like an ungainly second with Bruno Fernandes when the pair met up at Portugal’s coaching camp in Lisbon final week prompting hypothesis the interview had brought about a problem between the 2 United teammates.
“We were playing around last week,” Ronaldo mentioned. “His plane was late, and I asked him, ‘Did you come by boat?’ Please, don’t ask players about me, ask about the World Cup.”
Ronaldo missed Portugal’s warm-up recreation with Nigeria final week however has educated as regular since arriving in Qatar. He has not performed for United for the reason that 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Nov. 6 however mentioned he is able to face Ghana on Thursday.
“I feel good,” he mentioned. “I had a small problem, but I’m already recovered. We’ve been doing good training, and I feel prepared to start the World Cup in the best way. I’m fine.
“I consider we now have monumental potential. I consider [we can win] and I’ve that feeling, however we now have to start out properly with Ghana, which is the toughest.”
Ronaldo also said he had nothing to prove by winning the World Cup as he had “nothing lacking in my life.”
“If I needed to show one thing at 37 years and eight months [old]… After what I’ve already carried out and gained, it might be a shock for me,” Ronaldo added.
“I’m an bold participant. I might like to win t his World Cup. It could be magical, it might be spectacular, a dream.
“I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved so far… Thanks to God, I have nothing missing in my life.”