Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese legend and one of the faces of football since the last few decades, has confirmed his stay in Al-Nassr, says he is happy to stay there and would continue to light up the streets of Saudi Arabia, dismissing any rumors of departing the club and joining any European elite.
Ronaldo to stay in Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the legends of football since last two decades. Along with generational rival Lionel Messi, they have been able to dazzle their opponents and fans likewise. In one of the Balon D’Or interviews, Ronaldo mentioned about the rivalry and the friendship they have shared over the years and their wish to continue that camaraderie forward.
His first season in the Asian country came to an end as his side finished second to Al-Ittihad, when Al-Nassr defeated Al Fateh 3-0.
“Will continue with the team”
The superstar was heard saying that he “will continue with the team” after he had a memorable first team outing with the side. A new experience which he had outside the European forte was indeed successful and he is upbeat to face this experience once again for the next season.
He was heard saying, “I think the league is very good but I think we have many, many opportunities to still grow. I think the league is good, it’s competitive. we have very good teams, we have very good Arab players.”
While speaking about the infrastructure in the league, he reported the points and the ways to improve them. He said, “The infrastructure I think they need to improve a little bit more. The referees and the VAR system. I think they should be a little bit more quicker. I think other small things they need to improve. but I am happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here”
He believes the league can be one of the best in few years
Ronaldo was asked about his experience in playing in the new tournament. In reply he said, “And in my opinion, if they continue to do the work that they want to do, then in the next 5 years I think the Saudi League can be the fifth (top league) in the world.”
In a brilliant first season, he went on to score 14 goals in 16 outings before picking up a muscle injury which saw him ruled out for the last few games. He was also included in Portugal’s squad to face Bosnia and Iceland in June.
He has spoken about his life in Arab and the ecstasy of his family in staying in the Gulf. Although he was linked to some of Europe’s elite clubs in the next season, but he has bashed rumors of them by enlightening the Saudi Pro League.