Portuguese national football team midfielder Ruben Neves confirmed that his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the team, appears to be in very good condition and that he is at the top of his level before the start of the team’s career in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
And Neves, 25, said in his remarks on Sunday at the team’s training camp in Al-Shahaniya, near Doha: From everything I saw in training, Ronaldo looks great. Despite the problem he had recently with his club Manchester United.
Ronaldo, 37, missed the Portuguese national team in its friendly match, which ended with the Portuguese national team’s 4-0 victory over Nigeria last Thursday, due to stomach problems, but he trained normally with the team on Saturday for the first time.
Ronaldo raised controversy recently through an interview in which he made sharp criticisms against his English club Manchester United, in light of his departure from the squad during the last period.
Neves, Wolverhampton’s English player, said: This does not worry me at all. We know very well that we can work well together. If the team is good, Ronaldo will do well.
He explained that the interview made by Ronaldo did not raise any controversy in the ranks of the Portuguese national team. He pointed out that there is a lot of controversy abroad and in the media.
The Portuguese national team will start its career in the tournament next Thursday by facing its Ghanaian counterpart in the eighth group competitions in the first round of the Qatar World Cup, and the team will meet in the next two group matches Uruguay and South Korea.