News surrounding Manchester Unitedâ€™s former number 7 ace have switched from the Real Madrid saga to the Ronaldo curse saga, and now to the Ronaldo ankle injury saga which implicates Real Madrid and Portugal.
The European World Cup play-offs take place next week with Portugal hosting Bosnia Herzegovina among the eight nations that qualified to this stage.
Most people expect the Seleccao to be without their influential skipper, Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Carlos Queiros has other ideas. The former Real Madrid coach stated:
â€œI will call Cristiano Ronaldo into the squad and I hope that he can help us â€“ even if it will only be for a few minutes.â€
This statement completely defies Real Madridâ€™s belief that the worldâ€™s most expensive player â€“ Cristiano Ronaldo â€“ is not fit and still recovering from his ankle injury.
According to the Spanish giants, the 24-year-old Portuguese winger will need to spend another one month on the sidelines as he will need two weeks to blow the pain away and two more weeks to regain full fitness through training sessions.
However, the Portuguese national team are certain that Cristiano Ronaldo could feature in both legs on November 14th and November 18th despite following a fitness program.
Carlos Queiros explained:
â€œLet us see how it goes, but we think that he can continue his recovery with us and therefore have time to play in Zenica.â€