Portugal Coach Has Message For Critics Of Ronaldo

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Portugal Manager Fernando Santos made the tough choice of removing Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal's starting line-up for the Round of 16 clashes against Switzerland.

After Portugal's victory of 6-1, Santos faced a ton of questions regarding Ronaldo's place in his national side. 

Santos sent a strong message to those who criticize Ronaldo. 

"It's time to let Cristiano Ronaldo at home," Santos said through ESPN. "In all news conferences, 90% of questions revolve around Cristiano Ronaldo." 

Santos has also spoken out about the conversation he had with Ronaldo before the Round of 16. 

"He asked me: Do you really believe that this is an idea that's worth it? However, we were having a normal discussion where I shared my opinions and the man accepted my views 

We had a sincere as well as a normal discussion. "He hasn't stated that he wants to quit the national team, and it's about time we ended the discussion