Cristiano Ronaldo was frustrated after Portugal lost to Spain in World Cup match on 30 June 2010. He was seen spitting at the feet of a cameraman who was tracking him as he left the pitch.
And when asked why Portugal had lost, he replied, “How can I explain it? Ask Queiroz.”
He was also caught on camera saying,”Carlos, we won’t win like this.”
The Spaniards reached the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win as Ronaldo, the world’s most expensive player, failed to lift Portugal to the higher stage in World Cup 2010.
Ronaldo refused to speak to reporters after the game, joining England’s Wayne Rooney and France’s Franck Ribery in the list of superstars who will not remember the 2014 World Cup with any great fondness.
‘I feel a broken man, completely disconsolate, frustrated and an unimaginable sadness,’ said Ronaldo on the Gestifute website, which is owned by his agent.
But Ronaldo denied he had insulted Queiroz over his tactics in the tournament, and added, “When I said put the question to the coach, it is just because Carlos Queiroz was holding a press conference.”
“I was not in a position to explain what was what. I am a human being, and like any human being I suffer and I have the right to suffer alone.”
“I know that I am the captain, and I have always assumed and will assume my responsibilities.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is to be stripped of the Portugal captaincy after doubts emerged about his suitability following their defeat by Spain. Infact, he didn’t even leave a major impression on the World Cup despite all the pre-tournament hype.
His statistics in South Africa is nothing special, with a late goal in a 7-0 victory to North Korea, few impressive free kicks, and one brilliant turn and shot that struck the post in Portugal’s opener against the Ivory Coast.
His performance for 6 hours in 4 matches didn’t make him a stand out players, despite Queiroz insisted,”He is our leader, our captain.” Unfortunately his attitude in excepting a defeat was far from it.
Portuguese legend Luis Figo criticized his behaviour, for not having the attitude as a true captain. Figo stated that Ronaldo should be able to defend the team in the most difficult time, and to accept teh consequences of a team.Derbyanabella.Footballfantalk.com