Cristiano Ronaldo has been told that while he remains a “great champion” he can also be “annoying”, with Hungary boss Marco Rossi accusing the Portuguese superstar of taking goal celebrations too far.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has had plenty of practice when it comes to finding the back of the net, with efforts at Euro 2020 seeing him become the joint-leading international goalscorer of all-time in the men’s game.
Two of those strikes came in a 3-0 win over Hungary, with Rossi disappointed to see the 36-year-old toast a successful penalty as if he had just secured back-to-back European Championship crowns for his country.
Rossi told Gazzetta dello Sport of a man that has plundered 109 international goals and a further 674 at club level:
“Ronaldo is a great champion but at times he can be annoying.
“After the penalty with us he celebrated as if he had scored in the final. People notice these things.”