Cristiano Issues Defiant Statement in First Address as Al Nassr Player

Cristiano Issues Defiant Statement in First Address as Al Nassr Player

  • Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled as an Al Nassr player on Tuesday, January 3
  • The 37-year old signed a 2-year deal with the Saudi Arabia giants, with a clause that would give him an ambassadorial role afterwards
  • In his first presser since the move, Ronaldo tried to make sense of the stunning transfer
  • According to the former Real Madrid man, he has ‘won everything in Europe’, hence the move to Asia

Cristiano Ronaldo has boldly declared his “work is done in Europe” in his first remarks as the new player of Al-Nassr.

Ronaldo’s time in Europe came to a crushing end in December after an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

His contract was effectively terminated by Manchester United, opening the door for Al Nassr to offer him mega money for his services.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Al Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid lifts The UEFA Champions League trophy following his side's victory in during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Photo by Michael Regan
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On Tuesday, Ronaldo was officially unveiled in a grand ceremony and in his remarks, Ronaldo was adamant he did not care what his critics had to say about the Saudi Arabia move.

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“In Europe my work is one. I won everything, I played in the most important clubs and for me now it’s a new challenge,” he said as seen on Sky Sports.
“I’m glad Al Nassr gave me this opportunity to show and develop not only football but the young generations. For me it’s a challenge but I feel very happy and proud,”

In the same briefing, Ronaldo revealed he had offers from across the world including remaining in Europe, the United States and Portugal, but ultimately decided to go for Al Nassr.

Ronaldo impresses in Al Nassr training

Sports Brief also reported on how Ronaldo showed glimpses of what was to come during his first training session as an Al Nassr player.

The Portugal captain was introduced as ‘the world’s greatest footballer’ in front of 25,000 raucous supporters.

He didn't take long to impress during his first training session with Rudi Garcia's side.

In a video captured from the stands by John McAuley, posted on Twitter, Ronaldo was sighted weaving some magic in a shooting drill alongside former Benfica star Anderson Talisca.