Ronaldo arrives for Portugal Training

Ronaldo's performances in the Champions League greatly boosted his morale and he enjoyed being the team's focal point.

Ronaldo arrives for Portugal Training

Ronaldo's performances in the Champions League greatly boosted his morale and he enjoyed being the team's focal point.

04 June 2018 Monday 12:32
Ronaldo arrives for Portugal Training

Zinedine Zidane's resignation was the third bombshell dropped on Real Madrid after they defeated Liverpool in Kiev, the first being Cristiano Ronaldo's statements on his own future, however, a much calmer Ronaldo arrived for Portugal's training camp on Sunday.

With the team based near Lisbon, the former Sporting prodigy is totally focused on international matters with his agent taking complete control of negotiations over his domestic future.

Those within the forward's inner circle are acutely aware of the chaos that has engulfed Los Blancos since Zidane sensationally walked away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and there is an intrigue as to how this will play in their favour.

Whilst the issue with the club surrounds a new contract, the fiscal details of the new deal aren't overly important to the Portuguese international.

He's more hurt by Florentino Perez's broken promise of a new deal, as well as the apparent obsession the president has with regards to signing Neymar.

Ronaldo's performances in the Champions League greatly boosted his morale and he enjoyed being the team's focal point.

His overhead kick against Juventus was the pinnacle of the campaign from an individual perspective.

Unfortunately, his run of goals stopped at the semifinal stage and it clearly got to him.

By the time the team was ready to lift the trophy in the Ukrainian capital, he cut a deeply frustrated figure.

It's understood that the departure of the French coach has shifted the situation further, especially with the former Manchester United forward having no close allies within the squad.

Los Blancos don't want a repeat of the headlines from the summer of 2017 which suggested the forward wanted to leave the club and that message has been understood.

Perez doesn't want any additional sideshows whilst he looks to hire a new coach, and for now, the business of renewing Ronaldo's contract has been postponed.

For the player himself this isn't necessarily an issue, he's more concerned over who the coach will be for the 2018/19 season.

Ronaldo would welcome either Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp, both of whom have been linked with the vacant post.

Portugal's Football Federation has a planned press conference in which the 33-year-old will speak, however, he won't reference his situation in Madrid.

Time is on his side and he feels as though he controls his own destiny, although at the present moment there aren't any clear suitors.

Furthermore, Perez is of the belief that the club can't have two iconic figures leave in the same summer and will make a concerted effort to keep Ronaldo at the club.

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