Zeenews Sports Bureau
Warsaw: Portugal winger Nani has hit out at his captain Cristiano Ronaldo for deciding to take the last penalty kick in their first semifinal loss to Spain. Nani accused that Ronaldo wanted to take the glory shot himself.
Ronaldo has come under criticism from different quarters for letting the last penalty for himself in their defeat against Spain in the first semi-final of Euro 2012 on Wednesday as most of the people think that he should have taken the all-important fourth penalty which Bruno Alves missed.
The miss by Alves sealed the match in Spain’s favour and Ronaldo’s turn did not come.
Though Ronaldo said that the shoot-out order was decided by the coach, Nani, a former Manchester United teammate, accused that Ronaldo demanded the last penalty.
“Cristiano Ronaldo demanded the last penalty,” the winger said.
“I said to the coach I would accept any order. It didn`t seem to be a problem to me, because penalty shoot-outs are all about luck and we did not deserve to lose like that,” he said.
First Published: Friday, June 29, 2012, 13:58