Giovedi, 17 Agosto, 2017

Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

Messalina Adamo | 18 Giugno, 2017, 03:30

Cristiano Ronaldo is not letting accusations of tax fraud and fresh transfer speculation get to him, according to Portugal team-mate Andre Silva.

Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.

Giovani dos Santos and Mexico open the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup on Sunday when they take on reigning European champions Portugal in Kazan.

Ronaldo is now away on worldwide duty with European champions Portugal, who kick off their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico on Sunday afternoon, and Silva is confident that his teammate is "motivated" to achieve more success with the Selecao. "We know what type of player he is, but aside from him there are other quality players that we have to stop".

After Russia's 2-0 win over New Zealand in the tournament's opening game, both sides will be aiming to open their accounts with three points with qualification very much expected for both sides.

It is the 10th edition of the competition at which the six continental federation champions are joined by the hosts and the World Cup holders.

Ronaldo was peaking when he ended his season with Real Madrid, and now is looking to continue his good form with the national team in Russian Federation.

Together, the young Silva and the veteran Ronaldo have scored 18 goals since they started playing alongside each other following Euros 2016.


"We focus on our football and on what we want to do on the field. on what the "Profe" [coach Juan Carlos Osorio] is looking for us to do and what we are strong at, as well as what we have to improve", added Ochoa.

Having won the first worldwide title of his illustrious career with Portugal at Euro 2016, Ronaldo has a realistic chance of bringing the Confederations Cup home. Both teams will be looking for the three points after Russian Federation came away with a win against New Zealand in the first game of the competition.

By his own high standards, the 2016-17 season was disappointing for "Chicharito", who scored 11 league goals for Bayer Leverkusen as they finished 12th in Germany's top flight.

A good performance at the Confederations Cup will virtually secure him a fifth world player of the year award, equaling Lionel Messi. The most recent defeat came in June of 2014 as Portugal won 1-0 in a friendly.

"Nothing is going to change", Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio said Saturday, a day before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut against Mexico in Kazan.

Mexico, who drew 1-1 at home to the United States in World Cup qualifying last weekend, will look to Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela and Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez for inspiration.

Portugal doesn't have any player on its squad playing for Mexican clubs. "They are the European champions and I would say that, right now, they're one of the best teams in the world", he told a media conference.

After the report, worldwide media filled Portugal's training session in Kazan, where Ronaldo trained normally with the rest of the squad.

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