CR7’s goal celebration might arguably be the most iconic one in football but it certainly wasn’t entertaining for Marco Rossi.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticized for celebrating “as if he had scored in the final” after scoring a penalty against Hungary by their manager Marco Rossi.
Ronaldo, who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race, opened his goalscoring account in this summer’s tournament from the spot in Portugal’s 3-0 win over Hungary.
His 87th-minute in Budapest strike saw him overtake Michel Platini as the all-time leading goalscorer in the European Championships with 10 goals.
The 36-year-old performed his customary goal celebration – spinning in mid-air, landing with both arms outstretched, and shouting “siu!”.
The ecstatic crowd at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium echoed Ronaldo’s shout back, but there was at least one person who wasn’t too thrilled with the superstar footballer’s actions.
“Ronaldo is a great champion but at times he can be annoying,” complained Hungary boss Rossi, speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“After the penalty with us he celebrated as if he had scored in the final. People notice these things.”