DOHA, Nov 25 ― Cristiano Ronaldo said he was living a “beautiful moment” following becoming the 1st player to score in five men’s Globe Cups as he served Portugal to a 3-2 victory over Ghana nowadays at the commence of their campaign in Qatar.
“It’s a beautiful moment in my fifth Planet Cup,” Ronaldo instructed reporters. “We won. We started out on a good foot. It is a really essential get. We know in these competitions the very first match is essential.
“It’s another report also,” he said. “That helps make me really proud. I am very joyful for the crew to have put on exceptional performance. It was challenging but we deserved to earn.”
Requested about his acrimonious departure from Manchester United this 7 days, Ronaldo mentioned the only thing that counted was Portugal’s earn. “All the rest, it would not matter,” he added.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos hailed his 37 yr-old captain who received a 2nd-fifty percent penalty and transformed it himself to open up the scoring from Ghana.
“I think Cristiano is a phenomenon, a legend,” Santos told reporters. “In 50 several years time, we will still be conversing about him.”
Ronaldo was substituted in the 88th minute to a rousing reception about Stadium 974 in Doha at the start off of what is most likely to be his very last Environment Cup.
Santos rebuffed recommendations by his Ghanaian opposite range Otto Addo that the penalty decision was incorrect ― given for a shove by defender Mohammed Salisu ― and should have been reviewed by US referee Ismail Elfath by means of the VAR method.
“If the VAR tells the referee that he has to have a appear, he will have a appear,” he explained. “If the VAR didn’t simply call above the referee it truly is due to the fact they viewed the illustrations or photos and there was absolutely nothing to see.”
Santos, in charge of Portugal given that 2014 and who led them to the 2016 European Championship title, reported the game experienced its “highs and lows” for Portugal and he was not happy about conceding two aims.
“Now we have to seem and see what happened with the gamers and respond to it,” he said.
Portugal, who best Team H, experience Uruguay ― who drew – with South Korea on Thursday ― in their next match on Monday. ― Reuters