Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have responded to Jose Mourinho’s criticism of his touchline role during Portugal’s triumph over France in the final of Euro 2016.
The Real Madrid superstar was seen gesticulating and shouting instructions to his teamates from the bench during the dying minutes of the game as Portugal closed in on the title.
Ronaldo had been replaced in the first half following a knee injury and as Eder scored what proved to be the winner, Ronaldo was seen beside the Portugal coach Fernando Santos dishing out instructions to the players on the pitch.
The antics however left Mourinho, Ronaldo’s compatriot unimpressed as he criticized the Portugal captain’s behavior.
“Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t help in any way by doing that in the final few minutes of the Euros final,” Mourinho told Portugal’s SporTV.
“There were 11 players on the pitch doing their job, and the person in charge of directing them was the coach.
“I saw it as an overload of emotion from someone who saw that the team was just minutes away from achieving an objective which everyone wanted.
“He lost a little emotional control, not that that’s a bad thing, but what my experience tells me is that it is in these moments, when important decisions might need to be made, that the players are lost in their own little worlds.”
Ronaldo has however now appeared to have taken a swipe at the Manchester United boss for his earlier remarks.
“Quick reminder,” Ronaldo captioned a picture of him celebrating with the trophy and team-mates Bruno Alves, Pepe and Andre Gomes. he posted on his Instagram account.