Neves breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo ‘controversy’ ahead of Portugal’s World Cup campaign after Man Utd interview

RUBEN NEVES has opened up on the mood inside the Portugal dressing room after Cristiano Ronaldo’s shocking interview.

The Manchester United star sat down with Piers Morgan ahead of the World Cup and slammed the club as well as manager Erik ten Hag and former teammates like Wayne Rooney.

ReutersRuben Neves has reassured fans there is “no controversy” amongst the Portugal camp[/caption]

ReutersCristiano Ronaldo’s bombshell interview with Piers Morgan came out earlier this week[/caption]

But Neves has claimed that the Portuguese team have not been distracted by it and there remains a togetherness amongst the squad.

Neves said: “There is no controversy inside the changing room. 

“So it is impossible for us to fear any impact around that controversy as there is no controversy inside the changing room. 

“This controversy exists in the media, not in the changing room. It has been all said.

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“We are 100 per cent focused on our World Cup campaign. We have a spectacular environment in the national team. That is our focus.”

This comes after speculation about Ronaldo and his club and national side teammates Bruno Fernandes having a falling out with him over his remarks about United.

He gave CR7 a frosty handshake and snapped at an interviewer who asked him about his relationship with him denying there is an issue.

Neves went on to assure Portugal supporters that Ronaldo is in the right frame of mind for the tournament and is firing in training.


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The Wolves midfielder said: “From what I have been seeing in training, he is in spectacular form. Therefore, this is is not an issue that concerns us at all. 

“We are totally aware that we have to perform as a team in order to get the most of each individual. Cristiano is no different. If we play well, Cristiano will be phenomenal.”

Bernardo Silva has also suggested Ronaldo is ready and there is no anomosity between him and any Portugal player.

They kick-off their World Cup campaign on Thursday when they face Ghana in Group H.

Fernando Santos’ side will then play Uruguay and South Korea.

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