Ronaldo's girlfriend attacks the Portugal coach: The one who made bad decisions let us down
Georgina Rodriguez, girlfriend of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, attacked the team's coach, Fernando Santos, after losing to Morocco in the World Cup quarter-finals and bidding farewell to the World Cup.
The Moroccan national team won the match with a single goal scored by Youssef Al-Nusairi three minutes before the end of the first half of the match at Al-Thumama Stadium, becoming the first African team to reach the semi-finals in the history of the World Cup.
Georgina said on her Instagram account: Today your friend and coach's decisions were bad. That friend about whom I said so many words of admiration and respect.
And she continued: When I entered the stadium, I saw how everything had changed, but it was too late.
And she continued: You cannot underestimate the best player in the world and your most powerful weapon. And we can't stand up for someone who doesn't deserve this either.
And she concluded: Life gives us lessons. Today we didn't lose, we learned, Cristiano. We love you.
Santos said in a press conference on Saturday after the match: I do not regret Ronaldo sitting as an alternative. I wasn't going to change anything. When it comes to the team, my heart is unthinkable.
He continued: I relied on the team that performed wonderfully against Switzerland, and there was no reason for me to change against Morocco.
And the Portugal coach continued: The strategic decision I made was one of the most difficult decisions, but I cannot think with my heart, and I must think with my mind.
He continued: It is no longer the case that Ronaldo is not a great player. It is never about that.