Lineker admits Cristiano Ronaldo a 'weakness' for Portugal as Bruno Fernandes faces 'impossible' task

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Cristiano Ronaldo made it with one voice about him for Portugal against Slovenia.

Gary Lineker admits Cristiano Ronaldo is a “weakness” for Portugal and claims Bruno Fernandes faces an “impossible” work alongside the Portugal captain.

Ronaldo accumulated the most arrogant brandish in football history as Portugal pressed via to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024 via a penalty shootout win over Slovenia on Monday.

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The previous Manchester United and Real Madrid star scored the opening spot kick in the shootout but single after he had commentated a penalty saved in auxiliary time by Jan Oblak, having made the video game with one voice about him.

Ronaldo blazed one unshackle-kick from an impossible angle high and wide while gourmet strategy hunk takers – specifically Fernandes – stood and commentated.

Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards concur it is time for Ronaldo to turn over some obligation, yet confess it won’t be simplistic for Fernandes or others to wrestle it from him.

“He’s got group-mates that are vivid at unshackle-kicks,” said Shearer on The Rest Is Football podcast. Richards had: “It is hard case to Ronaldo, ‘I’m thieving unshackle-kicks’.”


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An ‘impossible’ work

Regarding Ronaldo’s tragic current unshackle-kick record, Lineker consented: “It is practically impossible, regardless of the fact his record is something favor one in 60 that he’s scored in tournaments.

“Bruno Fernandes is a much more detailed unshackle-kick taker and a auxiliary differed unshackle-kick taker than Ronaldo. So while he’s [Ronaldo] a fiendish productivity, he can in addition be a weakness as effortlessly.

“Entirely nothing against Cristiano provided that what an preposterous player. I was monitoring him and his activity in the box is altogether amazing. He executes it much more detailed than any individual else I’ve ever commentated as a nine, the way he goes forward one way, after that the other way. He executes it via a sharpness.

“It’s auxiliary the ego side of him which is auxiliary of a weakness, perhaps for himself, Portugal and [head coach] Roberto [Martinez].

“As a supervisor, you realised you’ve got someone whose powers are waning and he’s 39, but he’s still Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s a super star. He is practically the most renowned user on the planet, not simply as a footballer.”

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