Cristiano Ronaldo: Luis Castro Explains Why It Is Impossible To Stop ’Best Player' and Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo: Luis Castro Explains Why It Is Impossible To Stop ’Best Player' and Al Nassr

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 25, 2023 at 8:31 AM
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  • Al-Nassr coach Luis Castro has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The veteran Portuguese tactician believes Ronaldo is the "best player" in the world
  • His praise stems from Ronaldo's sensational brace against Al Akhdoud in the Saudi League

Luis Castro, the manager of Al-Nassr, showered Cristiano Ronaldo with accolades, attributing him to being the driving force behind his team's nearly insurmountable prowess.

Under Castro's helm, the Knights of Najd extended their unbeaten streak to an impressive 19 games across all competitions, securing a comfortable 3-0 victory against Al Akhdoud on Friday, November 24.

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Luis Castro was full of praise for Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo after his brace. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN
Source: Twitter

The game initially seemed destined for a lone goal by Sami Al Najei, granting the home side a deserved lead within 13 minutes.

Ronaldo's show-stopping performance seals win

Yet, as the match neared its conclusion, Ronaldo showcased his brilliance by skillfully controlling the ball and slotting it into the net in the 77th minute.

However, the 38-year-old wasn't done there. Mere moments later, he delivered what could be hailed as one of the season's most extraordinary goals, per Beinsports.

As Al Akhdoud's goalkeeper, Paulo Vitor, attempted a clearance, the ball fortuitously landed at Ronaldo's feet. From roughly 40 yards away, he dared an audacious lob that appeared destined to soar over the crossbar, only to dip in at the last moment.

Ronaldo's breathtaking brace sealed Al-Nassr's victory, dismantling their opponents, who had valiantly weathered the storm but succumbed to the Portuguese phenom's two sensational strikes.

Post-match, the 61-year-old manager couldn't contain his admiration for Ronaldo, dubbing him the "best player" in the world, a testament to the awe-inspiring display witnessed on the field.

“We have Cristiano, who is the best player in the world. Everything becomes easy for you when the Number one plays with you,” he said as quoted by CristianoXtra.

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Chelsea striker salutes Ronaldo's influence

In a related article, Sports Brief reported that Senegal and Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, citing the immense influence the former Real Madrid forward had on his career.

Despite not playing alongside Ronaldo in La Liga, Jackson closely followed the legendary forward's journey wherever he played.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.