Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has criticised Juventus star man Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Germany at the Euro 2020.
The Portugal captain handed his side the lead in the 15th minute of the game and just minutes after his goal, he flicked the ball over Antonio Rudiger in what was a sublime piece of skill.
The legendary winger than backheeled the ball away from Rudiger and found a Portugal teammate with a no-look pass.
“I think it’s nonsense,” Dietmar Hamann said on Irish television channel RTE.
“He flicks the ball over, pretends he is going to catch it and back-heels it across, and looks away.
“Of course it is [amazing] and we know he can do that. I think, in a way he’s belittling the opposition.
“This is at 1-0 and I’m sitting here while you all rave about it. Yes, he is the best, with [Lionel] Messi.
“He looks a fool now. This is 1-0. He does look the fool. If you ask the German players, they’ll tell you now what they thought of it.
“They would have noticed that. I tell you now, all of them will say it may have given us an extra bit of whatever to change things.
“What is he trying to achieve? Maybe this is where it all [Germany’s comeback] started.”