Former France national team player Patrice Evra believes that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo may retire from football after his country’s exit from the 2022 World Cup a few days ago.
Evra said that all Ronaldo is currently doing is a “bad player” after he failed to realize his “dream” of winning the World Cup in Qatar.
Ronaldo is currently a free agent after terminating his contract with Manchester United before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
And Evra, who played alongside Ronaldo during his first spell with Manchester United, insisted he wouldn’t be surprised if the former Juventus and Real Madrid star ended his hugely successful career.
“I don’t know [what he will do next]. [Lionel] Messi says he will retire [from the World Cup]But I don’t know if Ronaldo will retire,” Evra told Sky Sports.
“Sometimes when you get a lot of criticism, especially towards the end of your career, you’re like, ‘Okay, I think it’s time to stop.'”
“It must be a feeling, especially when you’re not in the starting line-up for your national team, because that’s what Cristiano wanted; to play fit and win the World Cup with his country.
“This was his dream. Now he doesn’t have that dream. Although I won’t talk about Cristiano, I wouldn’t be surprised if he says he’s going to retire. Now all Cristiano does, is ‘bad person’ or ‘bad player’ or whatever. I won’t I’d be surprised if he decided to retire.”
Qatar 2022: Now he’s a bad player – Evra on Ronaldo’s retirement