Joao Mario explains why Cristiano doesn't play for Portunal national team
- Inter midfielder reveals that Ronaldo wanted to rest a bit for his new challenge at Juve
- Portugal are the first team to qualify for the Nations League final four
Inter's Joao Mario spoke to A Bola after Portugal's game against Italy last night, here is what he had to say: "We have big games coming up. Ronaldo? He is a crucial player for us and he is our captain. It hurts us that he isn't here but it's normal that he wanted to rest a bit for his new challenge at Juve...".
Cristiano Ronaldo is still the important part of Portugal national team, added Fernando Santos: "Cristiano Ronaldo is part of this team. There is no doubt in my mind. If you still have doubts, I don't know.
"There's no team that could say they don't want to have Cristiano Ronaldo. He is always important, he's the best player in the world, and that's all, that's enough."