After Santos decided to sit the illustrious striker in Tuesday’s World Cup round of sixteen victory for Portugal, he commented.
Goncalo Ramos, a striker for Benfica, was selected by Santos for the game and ended up scoring three goals.
Ramos became the first player in the ongoing World Cup in Qatar to score a hat-trick.
At the World Cup this year, Ronaldo has only managed one goal, a penalty kick against Ghana in the opening game.
Naturally, speculation will now focus on whether the 21-year-old Benfica player will keep his spot in the lineup for the upcoming match or if Ronaldo will make a comeback despite his poor performance this year.
In response to a question regarding Ronaldo’s position on the team, Santos told the media, “That is still something that has to be defined.
“I have known him since he was 19 years old, and we have always had a very close relationship.
“I will always think of him as an important player to have on the team in my role.”