The five-time Ballon d’Or player thus comes out of the way of rumors about an eventual loan to Newcastle, an English club with Saudi owners and qualified for the next Champions League.
I am happy here and I will continue here
“I am happy here and I will continue here,” Cristiano Ronaldo assured in an interview with the Saudi Pro League.
“I think if they continue to do the job they want to do here, the saudi championship may be one of the top five in the world in five years“, he added.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in 16 games in the Saudi league, but the Riyadh club finished second in the standings behind champions Al Ittihad.
At the end of December 2022, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus striker had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al Nassr, for an estimated amount of more than $400 million.
Since then, the Portuguese star has commented that some local practices surprised him, such as the nightly training sessions during the month of Ramadan.
“In Europe we train more in the morning, when here we train in the afternoon, or at night, and during Ramadan we train at 10:00 p.m.,” he said. “It’s strange, but it’s part of the experience, of the memories. I like living those moments because you learn things,” she said.
I was hoping to win something this year, but we haven’t.
“I expected to win something this year, but we haven’t,” concluded CR7. “I am confident that things will be better next season,” she said.