Portuguese coach Fernando Santos said after his third defeat in Mexico's Confederations Cup, his team played more well with Cristiano Ronaldo.
In addition to the fiercely contested encounter in Moscow on Sunday, Portugal's Adrian Silver scored the penalty by losing 2-1 goals to Mexico.
Real Madrid's forward Ronaldo came in to see the twin baby after the European champions lost in the semi-finals to the tiebreaker in Chile. The team lost to Mexico without him. But without the four-time year-old footballer of the year, it does not seem to play in Portugal, Frankly told it Santos.
"I do not think Portugal plays better than the world's best players. We can not separate him from the team or the team from him. "
Talking about the importance of 32-year-old Ronaldo, the coach who won the Euro in Portugal said, "The best in the world is always the best in the world. Without him Portugal does not play much better. "
Santos said that Portugal is in sight of more success in winning last year's Euro Cup victory. Russia is hopeful of doing something good in next year's World Cup.