Cristiano Ronaldo assures him, the Saudi championship will soon be invited to the world gratin.

When Cristiano Ronaldo left the highest level, at Manchester United, to join Al-Nassr, some were flinching. In front of the Portuguese press, on the sidelines of the Seleçao rally, Wednesday March 22, the former glory of Real Madrid justified his choice of exile. According to him, the Saudi championship will soon arrive on the front of the international scene.

“I feel really good, so I’m here. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be here. I’m in a very competitive league, he believes. They should look at the Saudi league differently. It’s obviously not like the Premier League, I would be lying if I said that. But it’s competitive. I am positively surprised. There are good teams, it’s balanced. Arab players are good, foreigners give quality. In five to six years, if they continue on this project, the Saudi league will be the fourth or fifth most competitive league in the world. »

“Foreigners give quality”

“I’m not going to lie, he resumed. In our life, we have to balance everything. We thought, we thought, me and my family, but then we came to the conclusion that, despite the difficulties, we could do it, said Ronaldo. I haven’t thrown in the towel. I managed to perceive situations from different angles. I learned a lot from that. I’m glad to be back (in selection). The coach (Roberto Martinez) showed he was counting on me. I always wanted to play.

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“CR7” has adapted rather well to his new team since he has scored nine goals in nine matches under the colors of Al-Nassr. Enough to convince the new coach Roberto Martinez to call on him for the entry into the running of the Portuguese in the qualifiers for Euro 2024, against Liechtenstein, this Thursday March 23 (8:45 p.m.) and in Luxembourg, Sunday March 26 (8:45 p.m.). It remains to be seen what his role and status will be since the youth, embodied by Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica), knocks at the door.