Cristiano Ronaldo silent about future after Portugal's Confed Cup win


Ronaldo guided Real Madrid to a 12th Champions League in the Welsh capital, as his two goals were pivotal in beating Juventus earlier this month and yet his future has been plunged into doubt in recent days.

There were some suggestions that Russian Federation were intimidated by the moment early, playing in front of a packed home crowd before almost scratching out an equaliser in the final 45 minutes.

"We had more opportunities than Russian Federation and we were just winners".

Portugal boss Fernando Santos backed his captain Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker again snubbed media following their Confederations Cup win over Russian Federation.

The win moved Portugal on to four points - they drew their opener 2-2 with Mexico on Sunday - and avoiding defeat against unfancied New Zealand on Saturday in St Petersburg will be enough to see them into the semi-finals.

"Do you think he should answer questions from issues outside the game?"

"He's here to talk about the game - full stop".

Real Madrid are open to the idea of selling Alvaro Morata to Manchester United this summer but are holding out for the biggest transfer fee possible, according to reports in Spain. He's here to talk about the game.

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has defended Cristiano Ronaldo's refusal to speak to the media at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

"I don't think there's anything better than to rely on yourself", Cherchesov said.

PSG have always been linked with a move for Ronaldo and are believed to have offered him the kind of freedom to exploit his commercial value in the final years of his career.

Speaking to Gol, Ronaldo's fellow countryman said: "I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo".

Figo, 44, added: "A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave".