Fernandes disagrees with Cristiano Ronaldo’s assessment of the new manager.
Bruno Fernandes disagrees with Cristiano Ronaldo’s statement about the new manager.
Portuguese player Bruno Fernandes disagrees with captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s claim that the new manager, Roberto Martinez, has given the club a “breath of fresh air.”
Recall that the Portuguese Football Association recently appointed Martinez as the new head coach of the national team, replacing Fernando Santos.
In his debut game in charge, Martinez guided Portugal to a 4-0 victory against Liechtenstein in a Euro 2024 qualifying match last week.
The former Belgium coach also led the team as they thrashed Luxembourg 6-0 in another Euro 2024 qualifier on Sunday.
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However, Ronaldo claimed there is “fresh air now, different ideas and mentality” with Martinez at the helm.
But, Fernandes asserted that, contrary to Ronaldo’s statement, the Selecao has never needed some fresh air and that this is because the squad is going through a change.
“No, it’s just a new coach with new ideas,” Fernandes told Portuguese television channel RTP3.
“There is no breath of fresh air at all. It’s just a transition period.”
“The atmosphere in the national team has always been good. There has never been anything that was not fresh air, so I think it is just new dynamics, new coach, and you have to assimilate his ideas.”
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