HomeRUGBYEddie Jones uses Cristiano Ronaldo as role model for England players
Eddie Jones uses Cristiano Ronaldo as role model for England players
June 16, 2021
Eddie Jones has held Cristiano Ronaldo up as the instance to observe for England’s shiny younger issues as the pinnacle coach units about unearthing gamers able to taking main roles on the 2023 World Cup.
Jones has chosen 22 uncapped gamers in a provisional squad for this summer season’s fixtures with coaching getting below approach this week in Teddington. Gamers from the 4 Premiership semi-finalists are nonetheless to be added earlier than the Checks in opposition to USA and Canada, however with 12 senior stars away with the British & Irish Lions – and several other extra rested – Jones is able to give a variety of kids their shot.
He has beforehand cited the instance of Tom Curry – who made his debut 4 years in the past in Argentina, aged 18 – and the England assistant coach Matt Proudfoot revealed how Jones has highlighted Ronaldo’s work ethic as one thing from which to take inspiration. The 36-year-old ahead scored twice for Portugal in opposition to Hungary at Euro 2020 on Monday, turning into the best scorer within the competitors’s historical past and shifting to inside three of the all-time document in worldwide soccer. Ronaldo – a famend well being fanatic – has additionally hit the headlines for eradicating two Coca-Cola bottles from view throughout a press convention, as an alternative imploring his viewers to drink water.
“Eddie used the good instance of Ronaldo, the place he’s and the place he got here from,” mentioned Proudfoot. “He’s a 36-year-old and the world’s greatest footballer. Look the place he’s come from, it doesn’t matter the place you’ve come from, it’s what you set in each day to be the most effective you will be. You’re defining the size and extent of your profession and it’s my position to do no matter I can to assist the participant obtain these targets. Not obtain the preconceived concept I’ve bought in my head. Our message to the younger gamers is to develop and to be nearly as good as they are often and use this chance.”