Ronaldo’s appearance in Saudi Arabia created a big football fever here. The Al-Nassr jerseys with the number 7 Ronaldo on the back are really sold out, making the leaders of this club very happy.
After medical checks, signing a two-and-a-half year contract (until summer 2025) with Al-Nassr, Ronaldo made a grand debut in front of 25,000 fans on Mrsool Park.
It would be a perfect day, if the former MU striker did not make a fatal mistake in the first press conference in Al-Nassr.
Here, Ronaldo was asked why he decided to come to the Middle East to play football. The correct answer is to beautify Al-Nassr, that he wants a new challenge after conquering European football and also because of his promise to this club despite offers across the old continent, Brazil, Australia and America.
But Ronaldo made a big mistake in front of the media and hundreds of thousands of people around the world were watching when he called Saudi Arabia South Africa.
“For me, going to South Africa was not the end of my career,” he said. This is something I want to change and to be honest, I’m not really worried about what people say.” When he discovered the mistake, Ronaldo was also embarrassed, but how could he withdraw!
It is worth mentioning that Saudi Arabia and South Africa are still on two different continents, so Ronaldo’s confusion is an opportunity for fans to … coffee.
One fan sarcastically: “Wait and see, does Cristiano Ronaldo think Saudi Arabia is in South Africa?”.
Another commented: “For me, going to South Africa is not the end of my career. Ronaldo got off to a great start during his press conference in Al-Nassr.”
And accompanied by a hint of predicting the fate of both sides: “Turn on the TV and see Ronaldo’s press conference debuting Al-Nassar. Just heard him say he’s in South Africa. Everything will be fine…”.
Ronaldo chose Al-Nassr in the context that no significant European team made an offer both before, during and after his fuss with MU. Nodding to the Asian representative, Ronaldo earns about 200 million euros/year, the highest in the sports village.
It is reported that Ronaldo will soon play Messi with PSG in a friendly match on January 19 in Saudi Arabia.
Lam Hoang | 09:15 04/01/2023