Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has claimed that “when you are hurt, you can make mistakes” as he reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo’s wild accusations drew to a close on Thursday night, as the second and final part of his interview with Morgan aired. Although there is now nothing further to be геvеаled, the damage has well and truly been done.
It appears as though the 37-year-old has burnt his bridges with United, as he criticised Erik ten Hag, his former teammates and the attitude of the current generation of young players.
However, Evra has now shared his thoughts on Ronaldo’s comments, as he tried to defend the former Real Madrid man.
Speaking to Betfair before Thursday night’s interview, he said: “It’s a really low moment for Cristiano right now and there are a lot of people criticising him about his attitude, but at the end of the day we are all human. I’m not trying to defend anybody but sometimes when you are hurt you can make mistakes.
“I think Cristiano Ronaldo will take his chance to show he’s the best player in the world [in Qatar]. In the last game, he was being booed by his own fans so he will be really hurt. He’s already won something with his country, but I am sure this tournament will be personal for him.
“He needs to think about the team, and they have a strong squad and I think Portugal can suгргιse some people. They’ve got an angry Cristiano Ronaldo right now. Angry for winning, angry for goals and angry for showing people that he’s the best player in the world.
“I hope that doesn’t impact the squad. This could be his last World Cup, and with everything that is going on with Manchester United, I’m sure he can’t wait to start. In his head, he’ll already be training and getting ready.”