Former Actual Madrid and Spain captain Iker Casillas hailed Cristiano Ronaldo, stating that the Portuguese ahead continues to be one of many favourites to win the Golden Boot on the World Cup.
A season to neglect
Ronaldo has had a tumultuous season, that includes in headlines throughout the media for all of the unsuitable causes.
Portugal’s all-time main purpose scorer’s newest controversy concerned his explosive feedback made throughout his sensational TalkTV interview with Piers Morgan.
In the course of the bombshell interview, the Manchester United attacker made stunning revelations in regards to the state of the membership since Sir Alex Ferguson‘s departure, his lack of ‘respect’ for present supervisor Erik ten Hag, whereas additionally claiming that he had been ‘betrayed’ by United.
The emotional interview follows a season the place Ronaldo’s place within the workforce has come into query.
The ahead has managed 4 begins within the Premier League, ten appearances general, and only one purpose. It has been a poor exhibiting for the striker by his personal lofty requirements.
Critics have come out in droves suggesting that soccer’s all-time prime purpose scorer is now a spent drive. Many declare that Ronaldo can now not pose the identical risk as earlier than.
Nonetheless a contender, at all times a risk
Nonetheless, Casillas, who shared the pitch with Ronaldo for Los Blancos between 2009 and 2018, claims his former Actual Madrid teammate might stamp his authority once more in Qatar.
The embellished goalkeeper additionally claimed that the Portuguese ace nonetheless has the prowess to carry out on the highest stage (by way of The Daily Mail).
Casillas advised Marca, “Evidently Cristiano has come to the World Cup as a visitor, and folks don’t rely on him due to all the difficulty he has at Manchester United.”
“However… I do [have him as a contender for the Golden Boot]. When folks speak about Cris, they neglect what he has carried out.”
Casillas additionally tipped PSG stars Lionel Messi and Neymar as sturdy contenders for the Golden Boot in Qatar.
An opportunity at redemption
Fernando Santos’ aspect boasts high quality in each place, and Ronaldo is predicted to play a vital position in Qatar.
Ronaldo missed Portugal’s warm-up sport in opposition to Nigeria, however he can be desperate to remind the world of his eye for purpose in Portugal’s Group H opener.
Portugal start their World Cup ambitions in opposition to Ghana on November 24 earlier than clashing with Uruguay and South Korea the next week.