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  • Updated: June 02, 2023

Ronaldo Satisfied With Saudi Pro League Despite Trophyless Season

Ronaldo Satisfied With  Saudi Pro League Despite Trophyless

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo has expressed his satisfaction with his time at Al Nassr despite not securing any silverware this season in a recent interview.

The Portuguese superstar, who signed a lucrative 2-1/2 year contract with the Saudi Arabian club, stated that he is content with his decision to join and hopes to see more high-profile players follow suit in the upcoming campaign.

Although Ronaldo made a significant impact on the pitch, scoring 14 goals in just 16 games, Al Nassr narrowly missed out on winning the Saudi Pro League title, finishing second behind Al Ittihad.

Unfortunately, an injury prevented Ronaldo from participating in the final matchday.

Reflecting on the league's competitiveness, the 38-year-old praised the quality of teams and Arab players but highlighted the need for further infrastructure improvements and quicker implementation of the VAR system.

Nevertheless, Ronaldo expressed his commitment to continuing his journey in Saudi Arabia.

"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," he said in an SPL interview.

"But I'm happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here."

While acknowledging the differences between playing in Europe and Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo emphasized his ability to adapt to life at Al Nassr.

The altered training schedules, including late-night sessions during Ramadan, were initially unusual for him but eventually became part of his routine.

"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 at night. It was so strange," he added.

Ronaldo's arrival in the Saudi league has sparked rumours of other high-profile transfers, with Lionel Messi reportedly receiving a formal offer from Al-Hilal for the next season.

Additionally, there are reports of Karim Benzema, Ronaldo's former teammate and Ballon d'Or winner, being presented with a tempting offer exceeding 100 million euros from Al Ittihad.

Welcoming the potential influx of star players, Ronaldo expressed his belief that their presence would elevate the league's quality.

He emphasized that age should not be a determining factor, stating that both young and experienced players would be welcomed with open arms.

"If they are coming, big players and big names, young players, 'old players', they are very welcome," said Ronaldo.

"If that happens, the league will improve a little bit. Age is not important."

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