Former Serie A defender Daniele Adani believes Fernando Santos was right to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of Portugal’s starting XI against Switzerland: ‘World Cup waits for nobody.’
The former Juventus forward was dropped for a World Cup Round of 16 clash between Portugal and Switzerland on Tuesday night. His compatriots didn’t miss him much as they secured a comfortable 6-1 win, earning a spot in the quarter-finals where they will meet Morocco.
He did score a goal, but it was ruled out for offside.
“Ronaldo can be useful even in the last 20 minutes if he can no longer play for the entire match at a certain level, provided he has the right attitude.”
Adani has become one of the most famous pundits in Italy, especially after a renowned argument with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri in 2019.
He made 192 appearances in Serie A and 154 in Serie B during his playing career, collecting five games with Italy.