Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been exiled in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the year and signed with Al-Nassr, led by Rudi Garcia, is very confident about the future of the local championship.
New coach, but still the same confidence in Cristiano Ronaldo. After the 2022 World Cup; Portugal resumed this year 2023, headed by Roberto Martinez, succeeding Fernando Santos. The former Belgium coach has kept his faith in CR7 by keeping him on their first list. Cristiano Ronaldo appeared at a press conference on Wednesday as part of his selection. In response to a question about the level of the Saudi championship, which in particular could make him lose competitiveness, the former Manchester United player guaranteed a bright future for this league.
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“I feel really good, so I’m here. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be here. I’m in a very competitive league, he says. They should look at the Saudi League differently. This is obviously not the same as the Premier League, I’d be lying if I said That. But it’s competitive. I’m positively surprised. There are good teams, they’re balanced. The Arab players are good, and the foreigners offer quality. In five to six years, if they continue with this project, the Saudi league will be the fourth or fifth competitive league in the world.”
“I didn’t throw in the towel.”
Signing in Saudi Arabia was his reaction following his tumultuous departure from Manchester United. A sporty and family choice he could have surprised. “I’m not going to lie. In our life we have to balance everything. We thought, we thought, me and my family, but then we came to the conclusion that, despite the difficulties, we can do it. To announce Ronaldo, I didn’t throw in the towel, I managed to perceive the situations from Different angles. I learned a lot from it. I’m happy to be back (in the national team). The coach (Roberto Martinez) has shown that he counts on me. I’ve always wanted to play.”