Gomes: Portugal were expecting more from Ronaldo at Euro 2016

Just two goals in five games represents a disappointing haul for the Real Madrid star, and his team-mate admits performances have fallen below their expectations

Andre Gomes has revealed that the Portugal side were expecting better performances from Cristiano Ronaldo at Euro 2016, while backing the captain's overall impact on the team. 

The Real Madrid striker broke a European Championship record by scoring in his fourth finals against Hungary to rescue a 3-3 draw and avoid an early exit from France.

That double, however, was the only time Ronaldo has found the net so far in the tournament.

"It is not the time to talk about individuals. Cristiano works for the team which is the most important thing. There are 23 players here," Gomes said in a press conference. 

"He's scored two goals - we were probably expecting more, it is true." 

Youngster Renato Sanches was the star of the show against Poland to reach the semi-finals, but Gomes is not writing off his skiper. 

"This is not the time to put pressure on a player and put him in doubt," he explained. 

"He has shown his quality and is working for the team and helping out in the Euros."

Ronaldo and Portugal take on Wales on Wednesday in the last-four, having failed to win a single game inside 90 minutes so far in France. 

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