Portugal’s executioner of Cristiano Ronaldo in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup with Morocco (1-0 victory), Sofiane Boufal reacted to the tears of the captain of the Seleção, shed at the final whistle.
Like the whole microcosm of football, Sofiane Boufal did not remain indifferent to the tears of Cristiano Ronaldo after the Atlas Lions eliminated Portugal from the World Cup in Qatar. According to comments attributed to him and which ignited social networks this Friday, the Moroccan international (39 caps, 6 goals) would have ” like “ see CR7 ” cry “ rather than his teammates from the Moroccan selection. The former Angers SCO would have gone further and even made his choice between Ronaldo and Messi. “With all due respect to Ronaldo, I liked seeing him cry more (…). I prefer Messi to Ronaldo and the club I want to play for is Barcelona.”he would have said.
“With all due respect to Ronaldo, I enjoyed watching him cry more than we cried. I prefer Messi to Ronaldo and the club I want to play for is Barcelona.” pic.twitter.com/8bLs5bG84E
— FR Barça (@FRBarca_) April 14, 2023
The real words of Sofiane Boufal
And yet, the winger of Al Rayyan has never made such remarks! Following the bad buzz aroused by these claims, the Moroccan media Soccer 212 brought a formal denial, this Friday, April 14. The account denounces “multiple media” having “distorted the words of Sofiane Boufal”. In a video posted on this Twitter account, we can see an excerpt from the interview given by the former Angevin to journalist Marianne Caracalla, for the television channel Al-Kass Sports Channel. Extract in which we can intelligibly distinguish the words of the Atlas Lion on Cristiano Ronaldo. “With all due respect to Cristiano Ronaldo, I’d rather he be the one crying than us. We were above all happy with our achievement and we didn’t calculate anything around it.”, can we hear in particular. Nothing too bad then…
Here are the words of our Atlas Lion: pic.twitter.com/jccBO9k9qQ
— SOCCER212 (@SCCR_212) April 14, 2023
Arrived at Al-Rayyan SC from Angers last winter, Sofiane Boufal scored 1 goal in 4 games this season in all competitions with the Qatari club.