Cristiano Ronaldo removes Cola bottles at Euro 2020 presser, says ‘drink water’

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, was enraged before the press conference when he noticed two Coca-Cola bottles on the table. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner replaced them with a bottle of water. The striker also recommended the press conference attendees to ‘drink water.’ 

The fact that Coca-Cola is the official sponsor of Euro 2020 makes little difference to Ronaldo. The Portuguese do not drink carbonated beverages. Fernando Santos, the manager of Portugal, was also present during the news conference. Santos, on the other hand, left the cola bottles on the table. The news conference’s video has been making the rounds on social media.

The Video:

On Tuesday night (June 15), Portugal will begin their defence of the UEFA Euro Championships title against Hungary in Budapest’s Ferenc Puskas stadium. In Euro 2020, Ronaldo’s Portugal has been assigned to Group F, dubbed the “Group of Death.” France and Germany are among the group’s heavyweights, while Hungary is the fourth squad.

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Ronaldo said at the presser, “The team is prepared, it’s a difficult game against a team that are playing at home in front of a full stadium. But the most important thing for us is to be ourselves, stay concentrated, focused, play with a positive spirit and everything will be fine.”

“If I score tomorrow, I will be happy because it is a sign that we are closer to winning. The most important thing is to win, the records come later.”

One of Ronaldo’s main ambitions for Euro 2020 is to beat Ali Daei’s total of international goals. In professional football, the Iranian icon has 109 goals for his nation, while Ronaldo now has 104.

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