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Cristiano Ronaldo Told, I Won’t Return European Club
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese football player, has announced that he will not be returning to play in Europe. Instead, he praised the quality of the Saudi Arabian football league, where he currently plays for Al Nassr. Ronaldo also took a swipe at his long-time rival Lionel Messi, who recently joined Inter Miami in the United States.
Ronaldo expressed his thoughts after his team suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Celta Vigo in a pre-season friendly match. The 38-year-old Portuguese star stated that he was satisfied with his decision to join the Saudi Pro League (SPL) in December, after mutually parting ways with Manchester United.
Who Is Better Saudi League And MLS
In a statement, Ronaldo said, “The Saudi league is better than MLS. Now all the players are coming here… In one year, more top players will come to Saudi Arabia.”
Ronaldo made this claim just after Messi’s move to Miami was confirmed. Messi had reportedly received a significant offer to join a Saudi club but chose to move to the United States after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ended.
Ronaldo and Messi are widely considered the best players of their generation, having won a total of 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them. They have engaged in a fierce rivalry on and off the field, competing for trophies and records in Spain and Europe.
Ronaldo expressed no regrets about leaving Europe, where he had played for some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He believes that European football has lost its quality and appeal, except for the English Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo On European Club
According to ESPN, Ronaldo says, “I am 100% sure I will not return to any European club, as I am 38 years old. European football has lost a lot of quality. The only valid one that is still performing well is the Premier League.
According to media reports, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al Nassr worth more than 200 million euros ($220.16 million). He scored 14 goals in 16 games after joining the team but couldn’t help them win the SPL title, as they finished second behind Al Ittihad.
Since Ronaldo’s move, several star players like Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy, and Roberto Firmino have followed suit and joined the SPL.
Ronaldo expressed his excitement about playing alongside these players and raising the level of the league. He also hopes to win trophies with Al Nassr before retiring from football.
“I’m very happy here. I have a good relationship with the fans, the club, and my teammates. I want to help Al Nassr become champions and make history in Saudi Arabia,” said Cristiano Ronaldo.