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Cristiano Ronaldo: Legendary star says Saudi Pro League to be much better than MLS

Portuguese and Al-Nassr football legend Cristiano Ronaldo has shocked the entire football world in one of the startling news as he said that Saudi Pro League “is better” than MLS, as he justifies by saying several top European stars are coming to play in the Gulf country. He also announced that he is not planning a return to any European team or going to the United States in the near future.

Ronaldo says Saudi Pro League to be superior than MLS

Saudi Pro League came to the highlights when football legend Cristiano Ronaldo left Europe to join their side Al-Nassr in a whirlwind January transfer window, which saw him leaving his boyhood club Manchester United, to ply his trade in the new country. But, in this season, as the European football concluded, it was a queue of heavyweight stars who left their clubs to try their luck in Saudi Arabia. Stars like Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Neves have all joined respective clubs in the tournament, and are pumped up to start their new journey.

Ronaldo, who could be labelled as the seasoned veteran of playing in Saudi, revealed in a shocking interview last night, saying that the league he plays in is superior than MLS, where his nemesis Lionel Messi recently joined David Beckham owned side Inter Miami. He was heard speaking after his side lost 0-5 to La Liga side Celta Vigo, against whom, they were playing a pre-season friendly, “The Saudi league is better than MLS. I opened the way to the Saudi league, and now all the players are coming here.”

First full season loading

Ronaldo will be playing his first full season in the Saudi Club, after he joined mid-season last time, and led his side to a runners-up finish, after narrowly missing out on the winners medal to Al-Ittihad. He would look to clinch the silverware this season, as his team might be strengthened by the addition of Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech. Former Inter star Marcelo Brozovic has already upped his ante after playing for this team, as he featured in the side’s pre-season loss to Celta.

Ronaldo also mentioned about his future plans regarding his potential return to European football circuit. But he clarified everything by saying, “I’m 100 percent sure I won’t return to any European club. I’m 38 years old. And European football has lost a lot of quality. The only valid one and still doing good is the Premier League. They’re way ahead of all the other leagues.”

Ronaldo spoke on his half-time substitution against Celta, “The plan was for me to play 45 minutes today.” In the next friendly, Ronaldo’s side will be up against domestic champions Benfica, in which he might increase his playing minutes, as he continued, “Against Benfica, I might play 60 or 70 minutes. It is better to fine-tune the machine little by little to reach the best form.”

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