Erik ten Hag on Ronaldo: I said that there will be consequences
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Cristiano Ronaldo caused a lot of reactions after he left the stadium on his own and went to the locker room before the end of the match. Erik ten Hag did not remain blind to this and decided to remove Ronaldo from the team.
He is now training with a young team. “Cristiano will not be part of the Manchester United squad for this Saturday’s game against Chelsea.
The rest of the squad is fully focused on preparing for that. ”- he said, as quoted by eurosport.com
Erik ten Hag; said that there will be consequences
Ronaldo had already done the same before, and the second time the Dutchman could not forgive him.
“How we look at it is I'm the manager, I'm responsible for the top-spot culture here and I have to control the standards and values.
We are a team, and in a team, we have standards and values. I have to control them, so after Rayo Vallecano, I said it was unacceptable but he wasn't the only one.
That was for everyone, and I said that there will be consequences if it happened a second time.
That is what we did, so we will miss him not being in the squad. But I think it is important for the mentality and the group. Now we have to focus on Chelsea, and that is the most important thing”.
This is surely a big blow for the Portuguese who will have to think carefully about his actions. Many believe that this will mean the departure of the Portuguese for the winter, and the question is which clubs will express interest.
Ronaldo had an excellent last season even though United were far from its goals. This season he is not particularly good, so we can understand his frustrations. United will play against Chelsea tomorrow. Cristiano Ronaldo reacted; “As I’ve always done throughout my career, I try to live and play respectfully towards my colleagues, my adversaries and my coaches,” wrote Ronaldo.
“That hasn’t changed.
I haven’t changed. I’m the same person and the same professional that I’ve been for the last 20 years playing elite football, and respect has always played a very important role in my decision-making process.
“I started very young, the older and most experienced players' examples were always very important to me.
Therefore, later on, I’ve always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters that grew in all the teams that I’ve represented. Unfortunately that’s not always possible and sometimes the heat of the moment gets the best of us.
“Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard in Carrington, support my team-mates and be ready for everything in any given game.
Giving in to the pressure is not an option. It never was. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand. Soon we’ll be together again”.