Madrid star lashes out after defeat...Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has sensationally slammed coach Carlos Queiroz in the immediate aftermath of his side's 1-0 defeat to Spain in the World Cup 2010 first knockout round.
David Villa's second half strike was enough to send the European champions into the quarter-finals at the expense of the Portuguese, who saw their defensive strategy fail to pay off after what had been a tight opening to the game.
When pressed, Ronaldo was seemingly keen to point the blame at his coach as he tried to explain the disappointing performance from his side after a tournament which saw them win just one of their four games in South Africa.
Speaking to gathered reporters shortly after the final whistle, the Real Madrid star slammed: "How do I explain Portugal's elimination? Talk to Carlos Queiroz."
The forward, who struggled to influence the game as his nation disappointingly exited the tournament, then stormed out and refused to say any more on the matter.
Ronaldo had appeared to be confused on the pitch as Queiroz consistently changed the side's tactics and his captain's position after their second half substitutions.
Spain's narrow victory means they will now face Paraguay in the last eight after the South Americans progressed on penalties after a 0-0 draw with Japan earlier on Tuesday.
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