Among the athletes who were called up by the former coach for the 2022 World Cup
Fernando Santos left the national team coaching staff on Thursday. In his “farewell” speech to the team, the “engineer” thanked “all the players without exception” with whom he worked during his eight years in charge of Portugal.
However, counting only 26 athletes invited by Fernando Santos to the World Cup in Qatar, 10 athletes did not comment (publicly) on the departure of the coach who led the country to the 2016 European Championships and the first edition of the Champions League. Nations. Among the ten “absentees” at the time of farewell, Cristiano Ronaldo and Joao Cancelo must be highlighted, two players who were at odds with the former coach even during the tournament in Qatar. This “list” also includes names like: Diogo Costa, José Sá, Diogo Dalot, António Silva, João Palhinha, Rúben Neves, Ricardo Horta and Rafael Leão.
“Thank you” was the word for saying goodbye to the players
Of the 16 who publicly extended words of thanks and support to Fernando Santos, “thank you” was the most used word of all. Pepe was the first to respond to the announcement of the departure of Fernando Santos and one of those who wrote the most when it came to thanking the ‘helmer’. Among those chosen by the “engineer” for the World Cup in Qatar were Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandez and Guerrero, who followed the “example” of an experienced central defender.
On the other hand, Vitinha and Gonçalo Ramos limited themselves to sharing the Portuguese post on social media.
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