Bruno Fernandes Publicly Disagrees With Cristiano Ronaldo Over New Portugal Boss

Bruno Fernandes Publicly Disagrees With Cristiano Ronaldo Over New Portugal Boss

Fred Kennedy
March 28, 2023 at 9:19 AM
  • Bruno Fernandes has contradicted Cristiano Ronaldo's opinion about Roberto Martinez
  • Ronaldo recently claimed that the new Portugal boss has brought fresh air to the camp
  • The veteran made the claim after Martinez led the country to a win in the Euro qualifiers

Bruno Fernandes has risked getting in trouble with Cristiano Ronaldo after he publicly disagreed with the former Manchester United striker.

The midfield maestro contradicted Ronaldo's opinion about the new Portugal head coach, shortly after their 6-0 huge win over Luxembourg on Sunday night.

The Selecao are currently under the tutelage of former Belgium boss, Roberto Martinez, who took charge of the side after the departure of Fernando Santos.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Portugal, Euro 2024, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Santos
Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball as Bruno Fernandes looks on during the 2022 World Cup round of 16 match between Portugal and Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium. Photo by Fabrice.
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According to The Sun, Martinez has had a bright start to life in command of the national team, having previously led his side to a 4-0 win over Lichtenstein in a Euro 2024 qualifier.

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Ronaldo, Bruno differ in opinion

Speaking on Martinez's reign, Ronaldo claimed the new manager has brought 'a breath of fresh air' to the national team camp.

However, Fernandes publicly disagreed with the forward's opinion, observing that the new head coach has only brought new ideas.

"No, it's just a new coach, with new ideas. There's no breath of fresh air at all," Fernandes asserted. "It's just a transitional period. The atmosphere in the national team has always been good."

Meanwhile, unlike Fernandes, Ronaldo has enjoyed a stunning run of form with Portugal since the arrival of Martinez, scoring three goals in two matches under the new boss.

The country's next Euro qualifier clash will be against Bosnia on June 17.

Young fan watches Ronaldo play

CR7 has always resonated with his fanbase and it came as no surprise that a young football fan made the hard yet worthwhile journey to watch his idol.

Sports Brief reported on the fan travelling hours to watch Ronaldo in action in Saudi Arabia, as Al-Nassr took on Abha in the Saudi Arabian King Cup.

While the star did not score and could not produce the trademark 'Siuuu', the opportunity was still a dream come true for the self-proclaimed fanatic.

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