Originally Posted by Bullrush
portugal has always done well in tournaments so im not sure what youre talking about. theyre always considered in the top 5 and can beat any team at any given time if they have a good day. they sucked vs germany but theyre still damn good. with or without ronaldo. its not like ronaldo is a difference maker at portugal, he's way better at madrid. similar to messi. there are times where argentina would be better off without him. at barcelona however he is the key and arguably along with ronaldo the best player on the planet
Top 5? lmao! By who?
You could see this about Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Holland, Spain, Mexico, Croatia & so on. Just about any team can beat any other if one is in form and the other isn't but it shouldn't come down to that. The fact is Portugal can't hang with the big boys 9 times out of 10.
Apart from a good year in the 2012 Euro's which Ronaldo carried them in they have done naff all for years. All their goals was Ronaldo and him assisting. Without him they are nothing at all. When he has a poor game they all play pathetic. To say Portugal's top goalscorer of all time is not a difference maker is crazy talk. Without Ronaldo they ain't sh*t!