Jose Mourinho blasts Ronaldo for ‘Overload of Emotion’
Jose Mourinho has berated Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo for his antics in the final of Euro 2016.
Ronaldo, 31, was stretchered off in the first half of the 1-0 win over host nation France after picking up a knee injury following a challenge from Dimitri Payet.
The Real Madrid star then returned to the dugout for extra-time and was wildly animated in a show of encouraging his team-mates, at one stage shoving coach Fernando Santos off his path.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s antics drew criticism from former Portugal and Benfica star Antonio Simoes, and Mourinho, who worked with his compatriot at Madrid for three years, has agreed that the 31-year-old’s “overload of emotion” was not called for, Goal writes.
“His contribution in the last few minutes of the final was nothing,” the Manchester United manager told Sport TV.
“There were 11 players on the pitch doing their job, and the person in charge of them was the coach.
“I looked at it as an overload of emotion, from someone who saw that the team was just minutes away from achieving the objective that they all wanted.
“He lost a little emotional control, although that’s not a bad thing. I think the 11 who were there in those four or five minutes were totally focused on what they were doing, they had full control of the situation.
“But my experience has told me that, in these moments, when important decisions might need to be made, the players are lost in their own little worlds.”
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