It has been two weeks since Cristiano “Cristiano” Ronaldo’s return from his injury, but he is still looking forward to playing again in the Copa Libertadores against Paraguay on Saturday (16:00 CET).
Ronaldo, who has missed the last two matches due to injury, was also recently voted FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2014, and was voted FIFA Player of 2015, which will be presented to him on Sunday at the ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
However, with his return to training still a long way away, it is unclear whether he will be able to play against Paraguayan goalkeeper Hugo Menos, who was the tournament’s top scorer last season.
“I don’t know,” Ronaldo said after training on Wednesday.
“I am not sure, because I am not in the right condition.”
“If I have to miss, I’ll do everything to make it up to the fans and the players,” he added.
“When I have a chance, I’m sure I will play.”
The Portuguese’s return to action comes after three months of recovery, with Ronaldo and his teammates returning to training at the same time as the team’s new manager, Jorge Sampaoli.
Sampaolis is aiming to make his squad more competitive in Brazil’s tournament-opening game against Colombia on Sunday, and he has decided to give Ronaldo a full 90 minutes, despite having only trained for 10 minutes.
“[Sampaoli] has said that he wants me to play every minute, but that’s not true,” Ronaldo admitted.
“We have to take every chance, because this is the tournament and we need to be in it.
I think I can do well in the game.
I’m feeling good.
The 26-year-old has not played since February 2013, when he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, which sidelined him for the last five games of the 2015-16 season.
The doctor said he would like me to start to train again as soon as possible,” Ronaldo added. “
It was a very important time for me.
The doctor said he would like me to start to train again as soon as possible,” Ronaldo added.
Sampaolis said that Ronaldo’s decision to play 90 minutes would allow the club to “focus on the team, which is what we need most”.
The former Real Madrid player added that he is confident that Ronaldo can return to fitness in time for the tournament.
A source close to Ronaldo confirmed to Goal that he will not miss the Copas Libertads, but added that the Portuguese’s recovery will take “many months”.
With only a week until the start of the tournament, the Portuguese will need to “play a bit of football” in order to be able play for the national team.
In his latest interview with ESPN, Sampacios said that, after the first leg, he would make sure Ronaldo was fit for the Copacabana and then the Copassa, which kick off on May 15, as he plans to play Ronaldo at least once a week.
But when he is 100%, I am sure he will play. “
He is still not 100%.
But when he is 100%, I am sure he will play.
Despite being sidelined for a year, Ronaldo is still considered the best player in the world, and has been a force to be reckoned with since his return in March.
The Portuguese is currently the reigning FIFA World Player of The Year and has won two Copa del Rey titles, the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the Ballon d’Or.
After playing for Real Madrid for seven years, Ronaldo has had a lot of success in Spain, and is currently one of the most successful players in the country.
The former Real player is currently on loan at Sporting Lisbon, and will be a regular in the Portuguese national team for the foreseeable future.