Should Cristiano Ronaldo be brought off the bench as a super-sub? | ESPN FC Extra Time

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On Friday’s edition of ESPN FC Extra Time, the crew discusses:

0:00 Intro
0:22 Was Julien playing violin in his head?
1:38 Which prediction would’ve shocked you the most?
4:00 Is there anyone who was ‘taught pace?’
5:45 Could Stevie have gone on a Ronaldo-like diet?
7:42 Can Ferran Torres be what David Villa was?
8:57 Do you start Ronaldo or bring him off as a substitute?
12:35 How did Stevie deal with his upset loss to Wimbledon?
15:21 Is Neymar one of the best international players ever?

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43 thoughts on “Should Cristiano Ronaldo be brought off the bench as a super-sub? | ESPN FC Extra Time

  1. Ronaldo's role can filled by any tall athletic player stop thinking what he does is exceptional. Leao came in and had more of an impact in one situation than Ronaldo's whole game

  2. yea take ronaldo off after 60 minutes .. even this season and im totally aware that hes not the ronaldo from 3-4 yrs ago BUT .. how many match winning goals did he had this season alone ? hes the must clutch player in the football history .. even when he has a bad game he can score the winner in the 93. minute ..

  3. The last time any Non-European side won the WC was Brasil, 20 years ago.
    It is very unfair to say Neymar is any less of a player than X or Y because of team records.

  4. What Coutries will be in the WC Semifinals as of current form:
    I think: 🇪🇦🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇧🇷🇦🇷

    ⬇️Put the flags below!

  5. Remember Ireland a few months ago the 2 late goals by who? That's the reason you keep Ronaldo on. He's still capable of moments no other player can produce. The most clutch player of all time. Gab is right.

  6. Please fire Twelman from your US broadcasts. He's embarrassing for any number of reasons, not least of which is his seemingly purposeful mispronunciation of the names of players even after hearing them correctly pronounced 10 or 20 times over the course of a game. It's no surprise that Europeans might believe Americans are ignorant after hearing him for 5 minutes.

  7. I don't really understand yet why teams or National teams put all their eggs in one basket. Ronaldo, like messi in Argentina are getting really old. Coaches must prepare a team with a view to the future and give their stars, a less starring role. To train the new generations and show them a team or National team is over any player, even messi or Ronaldo. Apart from that, they get ready for possible problems. Maybe one player cannot be in a match, so his substitute is ready to replace him. And what I see here in Arg. is that some players (leaded by messi and Agüero) have set the rules for many years. However, when scaloni took the team, the situation was different. The coach has made almost the decisions and success can be seen not only in the results, but also in the team performance. That's the importance is giving the power to the coach and manager, and not to the players.
    So, going back to the idea, players are not always necessary for the team, sometimes they must go to the bench and give the chance to another player. They are humans and need a rest. After all, it's a job and they need it to come back stronger. So you prepare another player to be the protagonist, and not just a shadow.

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