Dublin: 21°C Monday 8 August 2022
Advertisement

Eamon Dunphy says he was 'completely wrong' about Ronaldo

The former Irish international was a vocal critic of the star in the past.

PUNDIT EAMON DUNPHY admits he was “completely wrong” about Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former Irish international was a vocal critic of Ronaldo in the past, particularly during the star’s Manchester United days, labelling him a “show pony” and a “cod” among other criticisms.

However, speaking during RTÉ’s coverage of Real Madrid-Juventus tonight, Dunphy admitted to completely re-evaluating his opinion of the player in more recent times.

“It annoyed me to the point that I thought it was a fatal flaw,” he said, of the star’s proclivity for excessive showing off on the pitch.

“That when he came into big games, tough situations and tough players like Juventus defenders, that he wouldn’t be able to handle it.

“I was completely wrong about that.

“I called him a show pony one night in this studio when they were playing Roma and he scored a hat-trick.

“He has evolved and re-invented himself and he is a truly great player now, that we will never forget. The game needs him.”

Ronaldo continues to impress, and scored the pivotal goal to send Real Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals tonight.

See Sport
Differently

Get closer to the stories that matter with exclusive analysis, insight and debate in The42 Membership

Become a Member

Source: UnknownGenius01/YouTube

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves hits an outrageous dipping volley for Wolves>

‘Nasty’ Leipzig star will add competitive edge to Liverpool>

About the author:

Paul Fennessy

Read next:

COMMENTS (36)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel