Al-Nassr star, Cristiano Ronaldo admits he didn’t expect to finish the league without handover the Saudi Pro League title to his team. But the Portuguese star expresses his views on living in Saudi Arabia and wishes that other top player join him in the Saudi league for the next season.
The former Manchester United player signed a contract for 2-1/2, for what he would be paid by Al Nassr more than 200 million euros ($220.16 million.
Ronaldo played 16 games and scored 14 goals in it but can’t able to win the Saudi Pro League title. He missed the final matchday due to injury but said the league was very competitive.
We have very good teams, very good Arab players, but the infrastructure – they need to improve a little bit more. Even the referees, the VAR system, should be a little quicker.
But I’m happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here.”
Ronaldo said in an SPL interview.
The Al Nassr forward said that he had adjusted his life routine at the club but there are many differences from his time in Europe where he was part of elite clubs.
In Europe we train more in the morning and here we train in the afternoon, or night. When you start Ramadan, we train at 10 o’clock in the night. It was so strange.”
Since Ronaldo makes his appearance in the Saudi league, many renowned players have been contacted by the Saudi league, while Lionel Messi got an offer to join Al Hilal.
While Ronaldo’s former teammate Karim Benzema has received an offer worth 100 million euros from Al Ittihad.
If they are coming, big players and big names, young players, ‘old players’, they are very welcome. If that happens, the league will improve a little bit. Age is not important.”