FIFA WC: Felt sorry for Cristiano Ronaldo when he was strolling down the tunnel in tears, says Gary Neville

FIFA WC: Felt sorry for Cristiano Ronaldo when he was strolling down the tunnel in tears, says Gary Neville
FIFA WC: Felt sorry for Cristiano Ronaldo when he was strolling down the tunnel in tears, says Gary Neville

Former England defender Gary Neville has mentioned that he felt sorry for ex-teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after he was eradicated from the World Cup. Portugal was knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat by the hands of Morocco within the quarter-final stage.

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New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 17, 2022 12:36 IST

Neville says he felt unhappy for Ronaldo (AP)

By India Today Web Desk: Former England defender Gary Neville has mentioned that he felt sorry for ex-teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after he was eradicated from the World Cup. Portugal was knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat by the hands of Morocco within the quarter-final stage.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville, who has been a critic of Ronaldo’s latest habits, mentioned he felt sorry for him when he noticed footage of Ronaldo strolling down the tunnel in tears.

“I truly felt sorry for Cristiano in the long run, when he was strolling down that tunnel in tears. That’s by no means a great picture. You know he is considering, that is it, I’m by no means going to play on this match once more,” mentioned Neville.

The former Manchester United full-back mentioned what Ronaldo has achieved is an overachievement in his eyes, given his age of 37.

“I would not class it as an underachievement from Ronaldo, I’d say it is an overachievement that he is doing what he is doing on the age of 37, it is simply the way in which it ended with him being out of the group,” Neville added.

The 47-year-old mentioned he was extra disillusioned with Portugal as a collective than he was with Ronaldo on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“In the top, I believed Portugal have been actually poor in that final half-hour towards Morocco. If you have a look at tips on how to chase a soccer match, this was nothing to do with Ronaldo, it was extra to do with Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes and the way in which they performed within the sport, they have been so deep and located themselves having to play not possible passes, or simply recycle the ball facet to facet. I used to be extra disillusioned with Portugal as a collective than I used to be with Ronaldo,” mentioned Neville.

With simply two groups left within the match, Argentina will lock horns with France within the 2022 FIFA World Cup ultimate on December 18.

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