Lyon: In no mood of answering media questions ahead of the must-win clash against Hungary at the Euro 2016 football championship, Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is seen throwing a reporter`s microphone into the lake on being asked if he was ready for tonight's match.
The reporter from the Portuguese news channel CMTV allegedly asked the Real Madrid forward if he had prepared for last group stage match against Hungary. To this, Ronaldo responded by grabbing the microphone and throwing it into the lake, as reported by Sky Sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't too happy to be approached by one TV reporter, throwing his microphone into a nearby lake https://t.co/kDhibAegXj
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 22, 2016
In the present Euro 2016 campaign, Portugal are yet to secure a win and could well be eliminated if they fail to beat Hungary in their final Group F encounter tonight.
It has been an extremely frustrating tournament for the 31-year-old forward thus far, even including a penalty miss against Austria. He also criticised Iceland for having a "small-time mentality" after their safety-first approach in the 1-1 draw.
Portugal head coach Fernando Santos recently revealed the penalty miss in the last match had been playing on Ronaldo`s mind, which might well have been the reason behind the latter's behaviour with the reporter.
Santos also stated, "Cristiano hasn`t been able to sleep. On Sunday, I was one of the first up and he was already awake. He`s a winner and his experience will help him bounce back. If there is a penalty in the next game, he will take it and score."
(With Agency input)