Hungary coach Marco Rossi has branded Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo “annoying” after his side was eliminated from Euro 2020 on Wednesday.
Portugal was the only team to defeat Hungary in Group F as Rossi’s charges put up a valiant performance that saw them hold France and Germany to 1-1 and 2-2 draws.
Their 3-0 defeat to Portugal in the opening game left them facing an uphill battle to reach the knockout stage.
Hungary kept Portugal for well over 80 minutes, only for Raphael Guerreiro to break the deadlock with a deflected strike.
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Ronaldo then converted a penalty won by Rafa Silva in the closing minutes before doubling his tally in added time after rounding Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi
Ronaldo is the leading goalscorer in the championship, having netted five goals in the last 3 games.
After scoring from the spot against Hungary, the 36-year-old marked the goal in trademark fashion by performing a 180-degree spin in mid-air and shouting “sit!” as he landed with both arms outstretched.
Ronaldo’s celebration is arguably the most iconic in football. However, the celebration angered Rossi, who warned the Juventus superstar that he is rubbing people up the wrong way.
“Ronaldo is a great champion, but at times he can be annoying. After the penalty with us, he celebrated as if he had scored in the final. People notice these things,” Rossi told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.Hungary
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