Roberto Martínez lands in Portugal with an enigmatic message for Cristiano: "Deserves the respect to sit down and talk"

The brand new Portuguese coach has been introduced this Monday as an alternative to Fernando Santos.

Roberto Martínez, in his presentation.AFP

Roberto Martinez He’s already the brand new coach of Portugal. The Spanish coach, who didn’t renew his contract with the Belgian workforce after final Qatar World Cup, assumes this new problem with nice ambition. And, additionally, holding out his hand to a Cristiano Ronaldo who lived a slightly bitter World Cup occasion.

The checklist of 26 gamers from the final World Cup is my start line and Cristiano is a participant on that checklist. He has been within the nationwide workforce for 19 years and he deserves the respect of with the ability to sit down and discuss and, from there, to create in ten weeks one of the best workforce for the qualifying matches for the Eurocup, stated Martínez in his presentation. Soccer choices are made on the pitch. I’m not a coach who makes choices within the workplacepressured the brand new coach of the Portuguese workforce.

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Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, in March, they would be the first rivals that Roberto Martínez’s new Portugal must face on their strategy to get into the following Euro Cup. The technician has initially signed a contract till 2026with which he’ll direct the destinies of the Portuguese workforce each within the subsequent nice European occasion of choices and within the World Cup that they are going to set up collectively Canada, United States and Mexicoand has made it clear that he needs to have a legend by his facet.

I’m clear in regards to the construction and roles of the teaching workers. I’ll announce it within the subsequent few days. I wish to incorporate a Portuguese assistant, who has been a participant for the nationwide workforce. It will likely be necessary for the teaching workers and can give us an acceleration for Portuguese soccer. I do not consider in programs. I feel it’s important to carry out expertise to win video games, stated the coach, who was tremendously enthusiastic about this new stage in his sports activities profession.

Portuguese adapts properly to overseas leagues. He at all times provides a aggressive ranking to his workforce. I’m very excited that they’ll contribute a approach of enjoying that’s profitable and consultant of what the footballer of this nation is. I consider within the mission and within the Portuguese participant and that’s the reason I’m excited to satisfy the goals that we’ve set for ourselves, he declared.


The Belgium workforce, of which he took the reins in 2016, was his final nice vacation spot earlier than assuming the path of the Portuguese workforce. His second of most glory, maybe, he lived within the World Cup in Russia, in 2018, eliminating Brazil within the quarterfinals, however shedding to eventual champions France within the semifinals. Within the final European Championship, in the meantime, the Belgians had been eradicated by Italy, which in flip would even be proclaimed champion of the event, this time within the quarterfinals.

Earlier than managing the Belgian workforce, Roberto Martínez made a reputation for himself in English soccer, main the Swansea on the risewithin the first place, after which directing the destinies of the Wigan and Everton. After saying his departure from the Belgian nationwide workforce, there was hypothesis that he would lead a membership workforce once more, however he has lastly ended up deciding to stay linked to nationwide workforce soccer by taking command of Portugal.