Netease Sports reported on October 14:
Due to the new crown virus, Ronaldo will miss the UEFA Europa League match between Portugal and Sweden. Portugal coach Santos revealed that Ronaldo is very eager to return to the stadium, and the lack of him will be a huge loss.
"Ronaldo has been able to watch training in our hotel room, and can even command the players loudly. He handled the existing situation very well," Santos said, "but he is still disappointed that he cannot play for the country.
Speaking of Cristiano Ronaldo’s condition and the impact on the team, Santos said, “He has no symptoms and doesn’t even know what’s going on. It is a huge loss for any player to miss the game because of the new crown . And Ronaldo’s absence may have a greater impact than anyone else."
"But I have complete confidence in the players who are about to play. Our plan remains the same, but the attack method will be completely different. After all, Ronaldo has its own characteristics." Santos said bluntly, "Lack of the best players in the world, No team will get better, but this team will show their strength as a group. I have full confidence in my players."
Currently, Ronaldo is being quarantined at the Portuguese national team’s Oras training base in Lisbon. On the hotel balcony of the base, Portugal No. 7 gave the camera a thumbs up and smiled, looking in a good mood.