Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is doubtful ahead of the next Nations League game against Sweden on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old watched from the stance during Saturday’s 4-1 win over Croatia with an infected toe and the same injury is set to keep him out from the Portugal squad yet again.
Portugal manager, Santos insists that he wasn’t resting the five-time Ballon D’Or winner and believes that the infection was caused by a bee sting.
“I wasn’t resting him. If he was in good shape, he would have been [in the starting XI] able to play the game,” Santos told RTP.
“Today he trained, feels better and, at the moment, he will travel to Sweden. Then we’ll see. There is no injury, but he has to recover from that infection.”
Portugal were flawless at the Estadio do Dragao, as Joao Cancel, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Andre Silva did the damage against Croatia side before Bruno Petkovic’s consolation late on during a 4-1 win.