Sun 20 November 2022 | 12:44

Neves: We know that Ronaldo is going to be phenomenal at World Cup

Portugal midfielder, Ruben Neves says Cristiano Ronaldo is focused on his country and will be "phenomenal" at the World Cup in Qatar.

During an explosive interview with Piers Morgan,


heavily criticised Manchester United, Eric ten Hag, and even his former teammates. Reports suggest that the Portuguese star probably will not play again for Manchester United as the club is considering terminating his contract.

Ahead of the World Cup,

Ruben Neves

insists the controversies surrounding Ronaldo have no impact on him and


"From what I've seen in training, he's in great shape,"

Neves told reporters at Portugal's training base.

"[Ronaldo's interview] is not at all a subject that concerns us. We know perfectly well that our collective must work very well to highlight individuals.

"And With Cristiano it's no different. If we're good, we know that Cristiano is going to be phenomenal."

A video was published a few days ago which showed an awkward exchange between Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes in the Portugal dressing room. Fernandes later insisted that he has no problem with Ronaldo and they were sharing a joke.

Neves also said there is no controversy in the locker room and they are focused on the World Cup.

"There is no controversy in the locker room,"

he continued.

"It is impossible for us to discuss these controversies since they do not exist in the locker room.

"These are more controversies outside and on social media rather than in the locker room.

"Everything has been said. We are 100 per cent focused on the World Cup. We have a great atmosphere in the team, we are concentrating on that."

source: SportMob

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