Cristiano Ronaldo loses his temper and throws a Portuguese reporter's mike into the lake, watch video
The Portuguese captain will lead his team against Hungary for the final group stage fixture in Group F of Euro 2016.
Real Madrid superstar and 3 time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, threw a reporter's mike into a lake when he was asked about today’s match against Hungary. The reporter was from Correio da Manha TV, with whom he has had issues in the past. His anger and frustration might be fueled by his poor showing at Euro 2016 so far. The Portuguese forward is yet to score a goal in the tournament, despite having more shots than any other player (20). Can Ronaldo keep his calm and lead Portugal to a crucial win against Hungary?
Ronaldo went on a rant after the game against Iceland, saying that Portugal play to win the football match, unlike Iceland, who came to defend. At the end of the match, Ronaldo refused to exchange jerseys with Iceland captain, Aron Gunnarsson, on the pitch.
Euro 2016 hasn’t gone well for Ronaldo, with the Portuguese captain missing from the penalty spot in their last match against Austria, which ended 0-0. Ronaldo came close to opening the scoring for Portugal in the 78th minute, but he struck the post from 12 yards. Later, his header found the back of the net, but was ruled offside, and the Real Madrid man was left frustrated and red-faced. However, it will be wrong to blame Ronaldo alone for Portugal’s poor showing, as the rest of the team didn’t perform too well either. Ronaldo will look to be on his A-game tonight and prove his critics wrong once again.
Portugal will enter their final group game after two frustrating draws against first-time qualifiers Iceland and Austria. On this last matchday of group stages, Portugal can finish in Group F in any position. They have two points from as many games, and only a win can secure a last 16 spot. A draw will take them to three points and they will have to wait for the result of Austria vs Iceland, with Iceland on two points, as well.