Coentrão: “Former players talk about CR7 as if they had been something”

Former Portuguese international sided with Cristiano Ronaldo, directing criticism at those who speak ill of his former teammate.

Fábio Coentrão ended his career in 2021, after having represented Rio Ave. Despite having left football, the former left defender did not stop following the sport and those he crossed paths with.

Given the topic on the agenda, the situation of Cristiano Ronaldo, Coentrão was unfashionable and defended his former colleague, with whom he played at Real Madrid

“I don’t feel motivated to speak, but I had to because I don’t like hearing what they say about Cristiano. There are former players who were nothing, they were shit, and they talk about Cristiano as if they had been something [ in football]. You don’t have to talk like that”, he said, speaking to the Spanish portal Relevo .

Coentrão was not satisfied with what he saw happening to Cristiano Ronaldo’s career, considering the entire situation created around the Portuguese star “a shame”.

“A person who spent a career doing what he did, I think it’s very ugly. Even if he’s not performing at his level, it’s something very ugly. People start talking about him, that he gets along badly with his teammates , and things are misinterpreted. It’s something horrible, I know how he is. I lived with him for many years”, said the former footballer.

The bad environment does not exist with any colleague, much less with Bruno Fernandes. Coentrão believes that Ronaldo is “fantastic”.

“It’s impossible for Cristiano not to get along with Bruno Fernandes or any of his other teammates. He’s a fantastic guy,” he said.

While CR7’s future continues to be speculated, Coentrão sees an open door at Real Madrid, where the Portuguese star would be a goalscorer.

“Real Madrid has Benzema, who scores 40 goals, but they know that if Cristiano was there, he would score 60. Anyone who knows a little about football knows that. Cristiano would score whatever goals he wanted at Real Madrid. In Manchester, things didn’t go well for him because the people there were bothering him. A player needs peace of mind for things to go well”, he concluded.

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