Euro 2024: Coward, lacks backbone – Chris Sutton slams Martinez over Ronaldo

Former Chelsea star, Chris Sutton, has slammed Portugal coach, Roberto Martinez, for not dropping Cristiano Ronaldo during their quarter final clash with France.

Sutton was furious that the Spaniard did not drop the football icon despite his poor performances.

Martinez was a coward and did not think about the team according to Sutton.

He wrote in the Daily Mail: “I’m looking at Roberto Martinez, someone with such a lack of backbone that I’m surprised he’s standing up straight in the technical area.

“He almost seems scared to axe Ronaldo, who might as well be named Portugal’s manager with the amount of carte blanche he is being gifted in Germany.

“Eventually, a manager must realise when a player is not benefiting the team, no matter who it is. You have to be brave enough to make difficult decisions without worrying whom you might upset.

“Nobody is disputing that Ronaldo had the most magnificent career imaginable. But on Monday night, he looked like the kid who brings the ball down to the local park and then when he’s had enough, he sticks it up his jumper and goes home so no one else can play.”

Euro 2024: Coward, lacks backbone – Chris Sutton slams Martinez over Ronaldo

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