Cristiano Ronaldo was officially unveiled as an Al Nassr player on Tuesday in a glittering opening ceremony in front of the Saudi club’s thousands of fans at Mrsool Park Stadium.
Following the official reveal, Ronaldo said in a press conference that he “feels very good and is very proud to make this big decision” and insisted that his work is done and has played at the “most important club in Europe and is ready for a new club’. challenge’.
He also added that he wanted to showcase and develop “the new and young generation in Saudi Arabia, as well as the women’s game.” Ronaldo revealed that his family is happy with his decision to move and has supported him. “The welcome is great and I’m really proud,” said the former Manchester United player.
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“I want to change the mentality of the new generation and have had many opportunities in Europe, Brazil, the US and Portugal tried to sign me, but I have my word to this club. I know what I want and I know what I don’t want. I want to help many different points and the Al-Nassr women’s team. I want to change a lot of people’s perspective,” he said.
“Today it is not easy to win matches. The evolution of football is different and this is not the end of my career by moving to the Middle East. For me I am very happy to be here and I know “I think the league is competitive. I’ve seen a lot of games. I’m so proud of taking this big decision in my life and my career. My work in Europe is done. I’ve played for all the major clubs,” he continued.
“I have had many opportunities in Europe. Many clubs in Brazil, Australia, the US and even Portugal. For me, this is a good opportunity to grow very important clubs with my knowledge and experience,” added the Portuguese talisman.