Having to fill the shoes of a super talent like Cristiano Ronaldo is almost impossible and demanding but the void must be filled. In the Portuguese national team Ronaldo impact is enormous.
His leadership and doggednes won them the 2016 Euro despite being the under dog going into the final against star studded France. Ronaldo motivate the whole team both on and off the pitch.
In the Portuguese national team some players have shown they have what it takes to fill in the void should Ronaldo retire anytime soon.
Players like Renato Sanches, Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Guerrero have shown that they have both the skills and leadership qualities to take over from Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal are struggling to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar next year and their fate will be determined in a cruel way by the play-off. A tricky match that requires a lot of commitment and sacrifice from Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates.