Martinez: "This team is prepared to win without Cristiano"
Portugal's national team is getting ready for the post-Ronaldo era.
's national team defeated the Luxembourg national team 9-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifying stage.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, did not play in this match due to suspension
Portugal's national team coach, Roberto Martinez, said after the game that the team is prepared to win without Ronaldo.
"Cristiano is a very important part of this team, Pepe too. They have a contagious level and way of working and give our team important value. We need to give opportunities and Gonçalo Ramos and Jota showed what they can do. Ronaldo has experience and a special way of being, we don't need to create doubts or comparisons. This team is prepared to win without Cristiano too."
Roberto Martinez was the coach of the Belgium national team before Portugal.
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