Dietmar Hamann, a former Manchester City and Liverpool midfielder, has branded Cristiano Ronaldo a “fool” after the Portuguese star attempted an incredible skill play against Germany in their Euro 2020 Group game.
Cristiano Ronaldo attempted a no-look pass in the key game, thoroughly perplexing German defender Antonio Rudiger.
On the showboating, football fans were split, with some admiring Cristiano Ronaldo for his try and others slamming the 36-year-old. Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly displeased with Hamann, who referred to him as a fool. He stated, “
It’s foolishness, in my opinion. He tosses the ball over, pretends to catch it and back-heels it across the field, then looks away. Of course, that’s incredible, and we know he’s capable of it. In some ways, I believe he is dismissing the opposition. It’s 1-0, and I’m sitting here listening to you all gush about it. He is the best, along with Messi. He now appears to be a fool. The score is 1-0. He does appear to be a fool.”
Even German players, according to Hamann, would be feeling the same way. Hamann continued, “
“If you ask the German players what they thought of it, they will tell you. That would have been obvious to them.”
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the game’s first goal in an exciting match. Despite his best efforts, Portugal was defeated, with Germany claiming their first three points of the tournament with a comeback victory.
Hamann was far from impressed with Ronaldo’s showboating, even if he felt it probably helped his team https://t.co/NVZ7O3zvZi— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) June 20, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo has had a fantastic Euro 2020 campaign.
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed an incredible start to the Euro 2020 tournament. The 36-year-old attacker is presently tied for first place in goal scoring with Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic, with three goals each.
Cristiano Ronaldo eclipsed Michel Platini as the all-time leading scorer in European Championship history with a brace against Hungary in Portugal’s opening Euro 2020 match. Ronaldo leads the Euros with 12 goals, with only Antoine Griezmann (7) having a genuine chance of catching the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also closing in on the all-time international goal scoring record. The Portuguese captain is only two goals behind Iran’s Ali Daei for the all-time goal scoring record (109).