Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded he wears the Portugal captain’s armband with satisfaction, and that he tossed it to the ground out of resentment on the grounds that "a whole country is being hurt."
Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded he wears the Portugal captain’s armband with satisfaction, and that he tossed it to the ground out of resentment on the grounds that "a whole country is being hurt." Portugal's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on Saturday finished in controversy, as Ronaldo seemed to have a genuine goal not given in injury time. He responded angrily at the last whistle, and raged down the passage in the wake of throwing the armband away after a 2-2 draw. Portugal had allowed a two-goal lead slip, yet dispatched a late assault and Ronaldo thought he had scored a sensational winner while cutting a shot past Serbia goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic. He set off in celebration, right when the ball was snared clear by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic. Ronaldo was persuaded the ball had gone too far, and TV replays seemed to back up that appraisal, however the referee’s partner didn't give the goal. In the wake of proceeding with his fights, Ronaldo was cautioned by referee Danny Makkelie, and without further ado thereafter he stomped off the pitch - giving up his armband. The incredible forward's response caused a commotion, particularly the discarding of his armband, and he took to Instagram to clarify his actions.
"Being captain of the Portugal group is perhaps the best advantage of my life and fills me with satisfaction," Ronaldo said. "I generally give and will give everything for my country, that won't ever change. "In any case, there are troublesome occasions to manage, particularly when we feel that a whole country is being hurt." Portugal face Luxembourg on Tuesday and Ronaldo gave a revitalizing call. "Lift your head and face the following test now," he said. "Come on, Portugal." Portugal mentor Fernando Santos was similarly discontent with the dubious occurrence, requesting technology be presented, and said Ronaldo's response was down to dissatisfaction and frustration. "I've been told he didn't respond well," Santos said. "It is the ordinary dissatisfaction of the individuals who score Portugal's winning goal that didn't count."