Ronaldo Defended by Coach Folabi Ojekunle After Saudi Super Cup Defeat

Ronaldo Defended by Coach Folabi Ojekunle After Saudi Super Cup Defeat

  • Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday night, January 26, failed to score as Al-Nassr suffered a loss to Al-Ittihad
  • The Portuguese international has not scored an official goal for his new side after two games and fans are asking questions
  • Former Kogi United coach Ojekunle has however defended Ronaldo claiming he is not in Saudi to win titles

Nigerian football coach Folabi Ojekunle has blasted critics who have been trolling Cristiano Ronaldo following Al-Nassr's defeat against Al-Ittihad in the Super Cup.

Ronaldo and his new teammates were on Thursday night, 26 January, sent out of the Saudi Super Cup in the semi-final after losing 3-1 against their opponents.

It was a tough game for Ronaldo as the former Manchester United star was unable to help his side record a win in the encounter.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Ojekunle, Al Nassr, fans, Super Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo defended by Folabi Ojekunle after Saudi Super Cup defeat. Photo by Sam Bagnall
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Going into the game, many fans around the world were expecting Ronaldo to shine with goals, but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did not get any.

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The result of the match has led to some critiques attacking Ronaldo on social media. Ojekunle has jumped to his defence.

Speaking exclusively to Sports Brief from the United Kingdom, Ojekunle who is a Tottenham trained coach explained that Ronaldo is not in Saudi to win titles.

Statement made by Ojekunle

''Ronaldo is not in Saudi Arabia to win trophies because he has won important titles in Europe. He is at Al Nassr to enjoy, make more money and retire, so leave him alone.
''I don't understand why started making negative comment because they lost in the semi-final, they should look at his age and salute him for still playing active football.''

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The 37-year-old, who is yet to get off the mark for Al-Nassr after two appearances, saw his side booted out of the Saudi Super Cup.

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr crashed out of the competition after stumbling to a 3-1 defeat to Al-Ittihad on Thursday evening.

The heartbreaking result means the ex-Real Madrid marksman misses out on the chance to lift his first trophy for Al-Nassr.