Luis Figo, on the Cristiano Ronaldo fiasco, and whether he -- or anyone — is indispensable...
"I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo," Figo told Gol.
"Clubs can't depend on anybody. The history of these clubs is above everyone, even the president or whoever."
"A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave.
"It is a personal decision and if a person really wants something to happen then it will end up happening, but I see it as unlikely."
Ronaldo himself, meanwhile, still refuses to comment on his situation, though reports have come out today from AS that ‘Florentino’s defense of Ronaldo’ has convinced the Portuguese ace to stay (for further discussion on this, check out the Facebook live video we did yesterday). Cristiano’s post-game comments were brief and stodgy...
"Obviously we are very happy, it is the first time that Portugal wins in Russia," he stated.
"I think the team played very well. We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better.
"We had more opportunities and we were just winners. We have four points and we have to congratulate our team."
Rio Ferdinand’s uninteresting opinion on the whole matter...
"I hope [he'll return]," told the Manchester Evening News at an event in Belfast.
"I'm a Man United fan, and my kids love him, so I hope that he'll be back.
"But will he leave Real Madrid? I don't know."
On a different note, Danilo talked about how difficult the blinding lights of the Bernabeu can be...
"The media pressure is the largest in the world, without doubt," Danilo told SporTV.
"An error, no matter how small, goes viral. A mistake becomes very great even if it is small.
"And, of course, when you do something good, it is also very great."
"I cannot wait to start the new season because I really want to make history," he added.
"Now I am used to it but from time to time I stop to think that Zidane is my coach.
"It is a great thing because every day he has something new to teach you and not through study and theory but experience."