Cristiano Ronaldo has been the center of conversation since his interview with Piers Morgan was released on the internet.
The Portuguese reacted to the interview for the first time despite all the reactions from different people ( footballers and ex-footballers). Ronaldo does not believe the timing of the interview is wrong and also believes it will not distract the Portuguese camp.
Timing is always timing. From your side it is easy to look at how we can chose timings. Sometimes you write truths, sometimes you write lies. I don’t have to worry what others think. I talk when I want to. "Everybody knows who I am, what I believe in. They have known me [here] since I was 11. They will not be influenced by what people say and write about me. The atmosphere is excellent, no problems, and we are completely focused. You can help by not talking about me. I’m completely bulletproof and iron-clad. If you ask other players about Cristiano Ronaldo I would be upset. If you want to ask him about the World Cup and the team, I would like you to do that.
The report from Manchester United is that Ronaldo will not be allowed back to the club after the World Cup. Portugal play Ghana in their opening game on Thursday, before taking on Uruguay and South Korea in Group G.