The Real Madrid forward has been criticised by a coach in his homeland for his failure to believe in his international team-mates during the 2014 World CupCristiano Ronaldo has been lambasted by Manuel Jose for treating his Portugal team-mates like "subordinates" following their group stage World Cup exit.
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And the outspoken Jose, who has coached the likes of Sporting Lisbon, Benfica and Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga, has now delivered a stinging critique of Ronaldo’s contribution in Brazil.
He said: “He is a fantastic player but every time he speaks he comes out with a blunder.
“He ended up saying that he never believed in the team. If he does not believe in the team, then he doesn’t believe in his team-mates.
“Portugal have been carrying the ‘world’s best’ like a diamond ring that we never had. The other players were treated like subordinates. Completely.”
Despite carrying an injury, Ronaldo still managed to score a goal against Ghana and provide a fine late assist for Silvestre Varela in the second group match against the United States.