Cristiano again in Portugal squad
Cristiano Ronaldo will then be back in the Portugal squad Fernando Santos selected the players who would take part in the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia. Cristiano joins a squad that includes LaLiga stars: Guedes, André Silva, Nelson Semedo and William Carvalho. Joao Cancelo, Pepe and Beto.
Cristiano’s return to the international stage is unsurprising after he recently stated in a DAZN interview that his move to Juve was key to his decision to suspend the UEFA Nations League games: “I spoke to the national team coach and the head of the association and I thought it was time to quit for a while”. I was in a new country and immersed in a new culture. I wanted to concentrate on my new challenge. Now things are different, I have adapted to life in Italy and would like to make my contribution to Portugal “.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to appear in both home games in March when Ukraine and Serbia visit Lisbon, with the Madeira-born player after scoring three goals against Atletico Madrid helped Juve to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2018/19 where they meet the Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam. These games will be Cristiano’s first for his country since Russia 2018, where Portugal were knocked out against Uruguay in the round of 16.