Cristiano Ronaldo is widely perceived as an under-performer for his country Portugal but Carlos Queiros has other opinions.
Portugal will be playing Brazil, the Ivory Coast, and underdogs North Korea in South Africa next summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo is rated among the top stars along players like Lionel Messi and Ricardo Kaka. However, few believe that the Portugal captain will shine and power his country to a memorable World Cup campaign.
But according to Portugalâ€™s coach Carlos Queiros, doubters have no right to underestimate Ronaldo. He stated:
â€œIt isnâ€™t fair to say that Cristiano underperforms at the international level. He is already close to Portugalâ€™s top scorers of all time for the national team. That speaks for itself.
â€œHe didnâ€™t have any injuries in the year that he was voted the best in the world. This [injury issue] affect his performance but he will reach the top again.
â€œIn the World Cup, I expect him to win some games on his own.
â€œI have worked with Cristiano Ronaldo since he was 18-years-old. I know very well the kind of suffering that his body has suffered in terms of violent tackles which sometimes intended to hurt.â€
Concerning the criticism surrounding Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s behavior and body language on the field, Carlos Queiros retorted:
â€œIt isnâ€™t just to say that Cristiano is immature following his red card against Almeria.â€
The Portugal boss then switched back his focus on the World Cup in South Africa. Looking at their tough group which includes Brazil, he concluded:
â€œBrazil are five-time World champions. They are always favorites to win their group. However, in such a tournament, it is a level playing field. If a favorite makes a mistake, it could mean failure.
â€œI believe that we will have a great World Cup.â€