Portugal coach Fernando Santos was delighted with Manchester United striker Crsitiano Ronaldo’s performance in victory over Switzerland.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored two goals in the match. Ronaldo started on the bench against Spain and he bounced back from that disappointment to score a brace.
Santos’ decision to drop Ronaldo from the starting line up for Portugal’s match against Spain was controversial. It was naturally a talking point after the fixture, but the 62-year-old was quick to praise the forward for his reaction and his two goals on Sunday night.
“The captain [Ronaldo] is the best in the world. He arrives,” Santos said at his press conference.
“When you say he’s the best in the world, how many more words are needed? I’ve said this I don’t know how many times.
“These exhibits are nothing out of the ordinary. Support from fans? He’s captain of the team, he’s the ultimate example.”