Cristiano Ronaldo “does not look at all worried” about his future, according to Portugal team-mate Manuel Fernandes, amid Real Madrid exit talk.
Ronaldo suggested he could call time on his Madrid career just moments after they clinched their third consecutive Champions League against Liverpool, saying “it was very nice to be at Real Madrid”.
However, Fernandes, who plays for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, insists Ronaldo is unfazed by the speculation.
Speaking on Monday at Portugal’s World Cup team base camp on the outskirts of Moscow, Fernandes said: “I have nothing negative to say about Cristiano, he looks focused and doesn’t look at all worried about his future.”
Portugal share Group B with Morocco and Iran, but face their toughest test in their opening game against Spain on Friday in the evening kick-off.
Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time leading scorer with 81 goals in 150 senior caps and captained them to a first European championship in 2016, however, at 33 this could be his final major international tournament.