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Cristiano Ronaldo slams Euro 2020 sponsors as he speaks about Portugal and Juventus future
The Portugal captain removed Coca-Cola bottles from his press conference table ahead of his team's first match for Euro 2020. Cristiano Ronaldo The beverage brand is one of the sponsors of the European Championship, and strategically placed bottles of the soft drink have been seen in numerous press briefings over the past few days. This is hardly a new practice across all sports, but the Portugal and Juventus star did not hesitate to show his displeasure. He immediately removed the bottles away from view and even held up a bottle of water as if to say that it is a better choice.
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The 36-year-old is notoriously fastidious about his diet and fitness regime, so it's no surprise that he seemed offended just at the sight of the drink.
Speaking last year, Ronaldo revealed his frustration that his young son doesn't necessarily possess the same obsession with his fitness that he does.
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'We'll see if my son will become a great footballer,' Ronaldo said at the Global Soccer Awards ceremony.
'Sometimes he drinks coke and eats crisps and it irritates me, he knows that.
'Sometimes I tell my son to take a dip in cold water to recover after a run on the treadmill and he says, "Dad, it's so cold there".
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Giggs once threatened Ronaldo after he was seen with a bottle of CokeOn the eve of Portugal’s opener against Hungary which will be played on Tuesday evening, Ronaldo sat down for a customary press conference.
Fans can expect Ronaldo to be in peak condition when Portugal get their Euro 2020 campaign underway on Tuesday against Hungary.
It is vital they get off to a strong start despite having to cope with the Budapest crowd, with matches to come against France and Germany in Group F.
The Portuguese captain will become the first player to appear in five European Championships should he lead his country out as expected, and Ronaldo spoke of what he sees as the key to achieving such longevity.