Saying that he was pleased with his performance throughout the entire 90 minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that he’s almost 100 percent sure he managed to convince his teammates that he wanted them to win last night.
“I knew I’d have to stay focused from beginning to end and I think I did that. The last thing I wanted to do was let out a little smile when things weren’t going well so I just kept shouting bits of cliched encouragement, they had no idea,” said the Portuguese forward, adding that he was pleased with how he had suppressed the urge to celebrate his teammates’ missed opportunities.
“It’s never easy to pretend you want your team to win while simultaneously willing them to play poorly with every fibre of your being, but I’ve gotten pretty good at it over the years.”
Ronaldo also revealed his belief that his insistence to teammates that they “had done well” was widely accepted as truth, rather than the brazen lie it actually was.
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