Cristiano Ronaldo performs best when he plays as a winger – Portuguese Coach Santos
Portugal manager Fernando Santos says that he can’t play Cristiano Ronaldo as an absolute center forward, or as a winger, to guarantee that the hotshot’s “selfish” drive for goals is best put to the administration of the team. The previous Sporting Lisbon and Greece coach said that he had composed a framework for the Portuguese side which considered Ronaldo to be one of two main attackers in a 4-4-2 and gave the national skipper couple of cautious commitments.
“In the event that I had a Benzema, I would consider it, yet I trust it is ideal to play to with two portable advances,” Santos said. “I am searching for an answer for reinforcing Cristiano with the attributes of my players. You can’t either request that Cristiano play as a winger in defense in light of the fact that, he endeavors to attack, being the best player on the planet, the most productive goal scorer, he can’t act like a defender.”
Ronaldo’s attributes mean he has never been a simple player to categorize into one position, Santos said.
“Ronaldo will never be an accurate man, an excellent No. 9, with his back to the goal inside the zone, holding it up,” Santos said. “Generally as he is not an excellent winger, as Figo might have been. Cristiano performs best when he roll in from the wing towards the middle.”
Santos, who was casually Ronaldo’s coach at Sporting Lisbon before the 2003 move to Manchester United, said narrow-mindedness to win and to score goals had dependably been a piece of the player’s make-up, however, it was a self-contentedness put to the banquet of the team.
“When I drilled him at Sporting when he was 18 years of age he was the same as today – a characteristic champion,” Santos said. “He has a narcissism in the great feeling of the word as in ‘I want to win’ and ‘I want to be the best.’ This sort of self-contentedness, is it awful? I accept not. Cristiano is the kind of person he is on the grounds that he has along these lines of being. I have never seen Cristiano irate when the team won and he didn’t score.”