Ronaldo is considered as one of the greatest players ever. However, Ronaldo also needs the help of his colleagues to become a world champion
Here are five players who will help Cristiano Ronaldo bring the Portugal national team to the 2022 World Cup.
5. Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
Ruben Dias will certainly be a mainstay at the back of the Portugal national team. The player who plays as a centre-back is in good form with his club Manchester City.
Dias has played 19 matches for City in all competitions this season. He has contributed one goal for The Ciizens.
Dias is also quite experienced in the Portuguese national team. He has represented his country 39 times scoring two goals since making his debut on 28 May 2018.
4. Vitinha (PSG)
Vitinha has been impressive for PSG this season. Playing alongside Marco Verratti, he dictates play, recovers the ball swiftly, keeps the game flowing, and creates openings.
If Vitinha can command the midfield, strikers like Cristiano Ronaldo won’t have to worry too much about the defence. They will be free to play their own game.
Vitinha has played 20 games for PSG this season. So far, he has featured in just five matches for Fernando Santos’ men since making his debut on 29 March 2022.
3. Rafael Leao (AC Milan)
Rafael Leao is in top form on the left wing. He became one of AC Milan’s key players when they won the Scudetto last season.
This season, Leao played 26 matches in all competitions for the Serie A giants. He managed to score seven goals and 10 assists from his appearances.
Leao will collaborate with Cristiano Ronaldo on the frontline of the Portuguese national team. He already has 11 caps for his country since making his debut on 9 October 2011.
He was superb off the bench in Portugal’s 3-2 win Vs Ghana, scoring the 3rd goal that sealed all 3 points for his country.
2. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Joao Cancelo is considered the best player in his position. The Manchester City fullback has shown a very good performance with his club.
Cancelo is believed to be able to provide quality passes to Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, Cancelo also often participates in scoring goals against opponents.
This season, Cancelo scored two goals and recorded five assists in 21 appearances in all competitions for Man City. He has defended the Portugal national team in 37 matches.
1. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Bernardo Silva is one of Manchester City’s key players. He has a big contribution to the Citizens’ recent success.
This season, Silva has scored two goals and five assists in 14 Premier League matches. He will also have a very important role in the Portuguese national team.
Silva can create many opportunities for Ronaldo to score. He has eight goals in 73 games for the Portuguese national team.