Piers Morgan recently took the example of Portugal defender Pepe to nullify claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is 'too old' to play at the highest level.
Ronaldo was benched by Fernando Santos in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 clash against Switzerland. Benfica starlet Goncalo Ramos was handed his first international start.
Ramos had the biggest of shoes to fill. He took the opportunity with open hands. Ramos scored the first hat-trick of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and helped his side beat Switzerland by a scoreline of 6-1.
Pepe, meanwhile, scored Portugal's second goal during the commanding win. The former Real Madrid defender headed home from a corner and by doing so, he became the oldest-ever player to score in a World Cup knockout game.
Piers Morgan, a well-known Cristiano Ronaldo fan, took the example of the central defender to make an argument for Ronaldo. Morgan wrote on Twitter:
"‘Ronaldo’s too old.’ Pepe’s 39."
Raphael Guerreiro and Rafael Leao also got on the scoresheet for Santos' side. They will next face Walid Regragui's Morocco in the Round of 16 of the tournament on December 10.The African side advanced to the last eight with a penalty shootout win against Spain.
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