Ronaldo struggled and he DESTROYED him: "Do yourself a favour and retire"
The Portuguese star wasn't at his best against Spain in the UEFA Nations League an this former international didn't spare him
Criticisms are getting worse and performance aren't improving: Cristiano Ronaldo is already 37 years old and it shows. A few months ago, the Portuguese refused to do the preseason with Manchester United, and obviously that ended up costing him these days. The former Real Madrid man is lacking rhythm, reaction speed and even looks disconnected from the rest of the team at times. All this was made worse by the elimination of Portugal in the UEFA Nations League after losing to Spain in the final minutes.
Ronaldo had clear chances to score and secure the classification but incredibly, for one reason or another, he failed. Former Italy international Antonio Cassano, who's been a big critic of the Portuguese, didn't miss the opportunity: "At this point, Cristiano should love himself, do himself a favor and understand that, if he cannot reach a level, he must end his career. He has won everything, he has been a phenomenon. Now it's time to retire", Cassano said on the podcast Muschio Selvaggio.
Along the same lines, Cassano compared him to Lionel Messi once again: "I have a lot of respect for CR7, but I don't like him as a player. Messi is like Maradona. He had to leave Argentina at the age of 14 and face serious physical problems, so when It speaks of sacrifices...".
In the last few hours, it was also revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is being treated by a sports psychologist. Jordan Peterson, a famous Canadian psychologist, was interviewed by the British presenter Piers Morgan and confessed that he is treating Cristiano Ronaldo.
"We mainly talked about what he wanted in the future and some of the obstacles he faces. Cristiano invited me to come to his house to see him. He had been having some problems for a few months and a friend of his sent him some of my videos", Peterson assured.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo will not resign from the Portugal National Team any time soon. In recent days, he was awarded in Portugal and assured: "They are going to have to put up with Cristiano for a while longer. I want to be present at Qatar 2022 and at Euro 2024 in Germany. I feel very motivated and my ambition is great".