Cristiano Ronaldo has not featured in any match for his national team after Portugal were knocked out by Uruguay in the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has now finally opened up about his future with the Portugal national team.
As per reports in media, CR7 has entered an agreement with the Portuguese Football Federation to let him rest in the first half of the 2018/19 season following his departure from La Liga giants Real Madrid to Serie A Champions Juventus.
Portugal will host the UEFA Nations League finals after qualifying for the semi-finals. The Portugal team finished at the top of Group A3 despite the absence of their captain CR7.
“In 2019, I intend to be back at the disposal of the (national team) coaching staff,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying to Portuguese publication Record, according to FourFourTwo.
“It was agreed that I would not be in the games of the first half of the season. I am 33-years-old, I had just moved from country to country, working methods, teammates, professional and personal routines,” Ronaldo said, before adding, “I think it was the best option.”