This is quite surprise as the football star and every sports lover’s heartthrob makes a public statement regarding his take and status on the England friendly. Cristiano Ronaldo was quoted saying that he needs rest after the Real Madrid champion’s league victory game. The soccer star has been reportedly playing for over 4,000 minutes since just the beginning of this season. The latest update regarding the star’s status is that he is opting out of the match due this Thursday but he will definitely join his team before they face Iceland on 14 June 2016.
The Portugal forward recently scored the decisive penalty at the Milan game and propelled Real Madrid to their 11th European Cup championship. At the end of this spectacular game Florentino Perez was quoted saying that he wants Ronald to play for Real Madrid till the very end of his career. So when prodded about his status in the upcoming friendly against England he said, “Come on! I need to rest my legs. It is finally time to take a break and enjoy the moment before the real competition begins. I still have six days to relax before the real competition begins.” He surely meant the first stage matches at Euro cup 2016 where Portugal will be challenging Iceland for what we assume will be an easy victory.
Ronald also said, “I am very tired after the first quarter of the season. I have already played for more than 4,000 minutes, which is a good thing because that means I am still in form. I feel very good both physically and mentally. But there are a lot of minutes on these legs and I need some rest before the big game (at Euro 2016)”. He has certainly showed his fellow players that he is there at both the good moments and the bad ones to stand beside the team.
However he thinks that the 15 days break between the last warm up match and the Champion’s League Finals is a bit too much. “This is quite a lot of time to prepare for the Champions League at the end of the current season”, he said. Portugal is set to face Estonia in their last warm-up game on June 8.
Although Portugal is facing England for their last friendly this Thursday one can’t hope but wonder about the outcome of this game of giants. On one hand Ronald has taken his leave from this match and on the other Roy Hodgson is yet to announce his final list of the 23-man squad. A lot is resting on the names of that list and the fate of this match coming Thursday. do not forget to check England VS Wales Live Streaming.