Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to action for his native Portugal in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Real Madrid star is among the four changes the Euro 2016 champions would be making to the line-up in the game against Andorra and Faroe Islands. Ronaldo picked up a knee injury during the final match of the Euro 2016. Portugal seemed to have fared well without him as they begun their World Cup qualifier campaign with a 2-0 loss to Switzerland.
Portugal’s ineffectiveness against a couple of minnow oppositions might have run a flow of pessimism among the supporters, but, Fernando Santos is fully sure that he and his team will not be flying back home before the final day of the tournament.
Santos can’t come to terms with the sudden negativity that everyone is wrapped with regarding Portugal.
According to the coach, these are the same supporters who were bullish about the team beating all odds in the competition. How can they lose belief in in just about a week?
For Santos, non-conversion of the opportunities has been a downside in the two matches, but, aside from it, there is very little to pinpoint.
Former Chelsea player Ricardo Carvalho believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man for Manchester United, and he has backed him to bring success back to the Old Trafford club.
Ricardo Carvalho has played under Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea, and Real Madrid and has won numerous trophies during that period. He believes that Jose Mourinho is the manager that Manchester United need at the moment, and he is sure that he will bring the title back to Old Trafford.
Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho has stated that he will take a decision about his future in the summer.
He has indicated that it does not depend solely on him, and he will have to see what his current club, Monaco will decide. At 38 years old, Carvalho does not have this many options and may consider retiring from football.
He said that at the moment he only has a dream that is to participate at the Euros. He believes that he can still play well and that he can still help his team. At the moment, he said he does not think about retirement but only on ways on how he can best help his team.
Ricardo Carvalho’s team, Monaco, who is hoping to qualify for next season’s Champions League, are currently on a poor run of form.
The team has just been beaten 4-1 by Lille.
Monaco is currently in 3rd place with 55 points with only 5 games left to play. Lyon is second with the same number of points but a bigger goal difference. Paris Saint-Germain has already won the Championship with a 28 points lead.
It started poorly for Ricardo Carvalho’s team with Morgan Amalfitano opening the scoring for Lille in the 37th minute. The former West Ham player who was denied by the post in the 16th minute did not miss the target this time.
Many are faithful followers of Ricardo Carvalho, whose full name is Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho.
Born on 18th May 1978, his main legacy has been as a Portuguese footballer. His legacy still continues to be formed as he is still an active member of Monaco FC. His role as the center back to the Portuguese national team as well as for AS Monaco FC wins him respect from his fans every time.
His transition to Monaco began in 2013. Till then, he was part of Real Madrid, having added to the ranks along with Ronaldo. Known as the Portuguese defender, his contract was formed in 2013 first. That has been renewed in 2015 as well, keeping him with the club till July of this year.
Monaco failed to move up the Ligue 1 table after suffering a 2-2 draw with Ajaccio.
The result could have been worse for Leonardo Jardim’s team had it not been for the late equaliser from Ricardo Carvalho. The former Chelsea defender has just become the oldest scorer in the French top division with his goal against Ajaccio. This was also his first goal for the French outfit after completing a move from Real Madrid a few years ago.Carvalho was a major threat from set pieces during his time at Chelsea. Hence, Monaco fans were left a little surprised to see him not score on a regular basis from such opportunities.
Earlier in December, the former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho was asked about what he thought was going to happen with Jose Mourinho.
At this point in time, the Portuguese manager was struggling trying to clinch victories with Chelsea but despite the clear struggles that Mourinho was going through with the Premier League club, Carvalho was certain that his former boss was capable of turning things around and rescues the team from their disastrous start of the season.
Unfortunately for Ricardo Carvalho, his prediction of seeing Mourinho coming back to the top of the Premier League never happened as the Portuguese coach was sacked and left Chelsea hanging in the bottom spots of the top tier English League.
Despite a strong finish to last season, Fiorentina recently parted company with manager Vincenzo Montella due to differences in opinion.
Ever since the arrival of Montella, Fiorentina have been on the up. They are now ever closer to reaching the Champions League places on a consistent level. However, all the good work done by Montella is in danger of being taken away by the new management. It is still unclear if Fiorentina will go for an inexperienced coach in their own house or hire an experienced candidate in the form of a manager like Paulo Sousa.
Ricardo Carvalho is 37 years old and the Portuguese player does not have any plans of stepping down anytime soon as he signed a contract extension with As.Monaco for 1 more year. Even with his elevated age, Carvalho still plays an important role for his club as he made 25 appearances for As.Monaco in the previous season and decided to extend his stay with the French club which will be keeping him at the Stade Louis II at least until 2016.
After penning the new deal with As.Monaco, the experienced defender said that he is optimistic about the near future with his club as his adventure in the Ligue 1 will continue.