Although Cristiano Ronaldo is injured and has not been picked by Portugal for the next two games, Barcelona’s Andre Gomes took time in his recent press conference to note what it is the Real Madrid talisman brings to his country.
Fernando Santos’ side are training in Soccer City Oeiras (Portugal) ready for a friendly with Gibraltar on September 1 and the first World Cup qualifier on September 6 in Basel.
“He is a very important player, who is always present and ready to play,” Gomes began.
“He is very serious about the responsibility of leading our country, we have great spirit, and he’s a great example for all os us.”
The player also said a few words about his time at Barcelona, which he is clearly enjoying.
“It’s a very happy moment for me, but now I want to concentrate on the national team and give my best.”
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