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Ronaldo Expresses Delight at Seeing Manchester United Defender Dalot at Portugal Camp
- New Portugal boss Roberto Martinez has called up Cristiano Ronaldo for the games against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg
- The 38-year-old ended 2022 on a our note with Portugal and former club Manchester United
- He reunited with former teammate Diogo Dalot at the national team camp and couldn't hide his joy
Cristiano Ronaldo had a very turbulent 2022 on and off the pitch, which led to many severe implications in his life and career.
He started on the wrong foot with new Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag which led to an explosive interview with Piers Morgan where Ronaldo claimed he has no respect for the Dutch manager.
It led to the termination of his contract at the club, and a few days later, Portugal were eliminated from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup by Morocco in the quarterfinals.
He joined Al-Nassr days later and has not been with his compatriots at Manchester United, Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes since then.
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Ronaldo delighted to see Dalot
The captain is expected to lead the team in the first international break of the year for matches against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg in the Euro 2024 qualifying series.
The callup has allowed Ronaldo to see some old faces he had not seen since he left Europe to move to the Middle East.
In a video recirculated on Twitter by ESPN, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was seen having a fun moment with his former teammate Diogo Dalot as the pair reunited for the first time since the end of the World Cup.
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Martinez gives Ronaldo huge task
The Spanish manager met with Ronaldo after his appointment and laid it bare to him that he would be counting on his experience and skills to help him win the Euro 2024 in Germany.
The former Belgium boss was reportedly given a target of at least a semi-final outing at the tournament or having his wages reduced by a significant percentage.