Portugal’s ambassador to Japan criticized the “smallness” of Fernando Santos

Vítor Sereno is the Portuguese ambassador to Japan and criticized, on Linkedin, the “littleness” of Fernando Santos after the elimination of Qatar’s choice. Luís Santos, supervisor and coach’s son, responded

Portugal was eradicated from the World Cup in Qatar after dropping to Morocco in the quarter-finals of the match, in a context marked by Ronaldo’s case and Fernando Santos’ choice to depart him out of the beginning lineup. Reactions adopted, many of them important of the coach’s decisions, however one gained specific weight: Vítor Sereno, Portugal’s ambassador to Japan, wrote on his skilled Linkedin web page, an intense textual content for Fernando Santos, who is taken into account “come out from under, hostage to his tactical inadequacy, worry, inconsistency, however above all to his smallness??

The ambassador’s public place, written in that capability, additionally led to a compromise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And that is precisely what led Alpac’s fund supervisor, Luís Santos, son of the Portuguese coach, to reply the ambassador. In a touch upon Sereno’s ‘submit’, Luís Santos wrote: “Mr. The Ambassador is entitled to his opinion. But to write publicly and gratuitously about the “littleness” of an individual who has given a lot to his homeland, is probably not worthy of the place he holds.?? Currently, the official place of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the remark of the Japanese ambassador is unknown.

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In the ‘submit’, which had greater than 110 feedback at the time this information was printed, Vítor Sereno criticized Fernando Santos. ??A coach who would not know the way to get forward when he has every part to do. As European Champion and winner of the I League of Nations he’ll go down in historical past ceaselessly. I actually will vote and foyer for roundabouts throughout the nation to be named after him (…) FPF’s insistence on Fernando Santos is just not good and vice versa. Holding the place and never instantly making the place accessible (simply take a look at Luís Enrique, Tite or Roberto Martinez) is a symptom”, he added, additionally criticizing Fernando Gomes, president of the Federation whose time period ends in 2024. Fernando Santos didn’t reveal his future and referred to a choice in a dialog with Fernando Gomes.

Contrary to the criticism of Fernando Santos, the Portuguese ambassador to Japan (and former chief of employees of Miguel Relvas in the Government of Pedro Passos Coelho) praised Cristiano Ronaldo. ??The just one, up to now, that I’ve seen making an attempt to change the paradigm of this state of fixed melancholy, which alternates with states of euphoria, is Cristiano Ronaldo. The finest ambassador of Portugal (I do know all of them: he’s incomparable) and the one who isn’t ashamed to suppose that we, the Portuguese, if we would like, can attain the high of the world??

In one other implicit reference to Fernando Santos, Vítor Sereno wrote that “Cristiano is greater than Portugal and, deep down, that annoys us. It is simpler to degree ourselves by mediocrity than excellence – I had an previous colleague, a few years in the past, who advised me not to work too onerous as a result of it forces others to do the identical or higher…”.

In the feedback of ‘submit‘ of Vítor Sereno, Luís Santos challenged the ambassador, in a provocative method: “There is rather a lot of work to be executed in Portugal-Japan relations. We rely on you to carry it out with as a lot dedication and competence as our staff that brings us in the quarterfinals of the world championship, for the third time in its historical past, and landed at his toes. And specifically, as a lot dedication and talent as the selector of the “smallness” (his phrases) of the solely two trophies in historical past of soccer in the nation”.


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