In an interview given to The Athletic, Bruno Fernandes did not really appreciate the criticism leveled at him. The Portuguese international even sends a small spade to Nicolas Pépé, the Arsenal player.
Obviously, Bruno Fernandes does not accept criticism. Often pointed out since his arrival at Manchester United in January 2020, in particular because of his many anger, the Portuguese international does not appreciate. And to justify himself, he compares his situation to that of … Nicolas Pépé, the Arsenal player.
« He had a few bad games and everyone was like, ‘He still has to adapt’. But when Bruno had a bad game, it was just because he was ranting or not concentrating on the game. . For me, it was good, because it meant that I was ready and that was why they demanded so much from me, » he confided to The Athletic.
The arrival of Ronaldo is not a brake on his performance
Set back this season (one goal and one assist in eight games), after a great start (29 goals and 19 assists in his first 53 games), Bruno Fernandes knows that his bad pass has nothing to do with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, in the summer of 2021. « Most of my assists last season were for him, so I don’t think so. I just had a bad season in terms of statistics. I don’t think he whether it’s Cristiano or myself. Before he arrived I was also taking penalties. I had two chances to take penalties last season and I missed both. So I can’t not blame Cristiano for taking penalties, especially when he scores them », continued the Portuguese, who finds the fivefold Ballon d’Or in selection this week.
Second in their Nations League group behind Spain, Fernando Santos’ men face the Czech Republic on Saturday, before finishing the group stage against La Roja on September 27. The Selection will start the World Cup against Ghana (24 November), before facing Uruguay (28) and South Korea (2 December).