Cristiano Ronaldo, Al Nassr Superstar, has been picked up by the new boss Roberto Martinez for the Portugal Squad for Euro Cup 2024 Qualifier.
In the qualifier round, Portugal has a match against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg later this month. Portugal will play against Liechtenstein on March 23 and Luxembourg three days later.
Roberto Martinez has replaced Fernando Santos as the team’s manager and has included Ronaldo in his first squad. Martinez praised Ronaldo’s importance to the team and said: “He doesn’t consider his age.”
Ronaldo, who holds the record for scoring the most men’s goals for Portugal, left Manchester United in November after a controversial interview in which he criticized the club. He later joined Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia on a free transfer in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts on social media on his return to the national team
Cristiano Ronaldo, the star player of Al-Nassr, has expressed his happiness about rejoining the Portugal national team for the upcoming international break this month.
Ronaldo shared four pictures on his Twitter account, including photos of him alone and with his teammates, taken during Portugal’s training session for A Selecao. He tweeted (in Portuguese):
“ Muito feliz por voltar à nossa seleção e poder representar novamente Portugal!”
Which Translated to English as: “ Very happy to return to our national team and be able to represent Portugal again.”
Roberto Martinez explains Cristiano Ronaldo’s selection in Portugal’s squad
After their exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Fernando Santos parted ways with A Selecao, and in January, Roberto Martinez was announced as their new head coach.
He explains the decision to include Ronaldo in the Portugal Squad for the team’s fixture later this month (quoted by Dailymail) by saying:
“Cristiano Ronaldo is a very committed player. He can bring experience and is a very important figure for the team. I don’t look at age.”
Ronaldo’s Fans are excited to see their superstar performing on the big stage as Ronaldo is in excellent form for scoring well in Al Saudi Pro League for Al Nassr.