The 38-year-old superstar announced his continued commitment to the Saudi Pro League next season.
“I am happy in Saudi Arabia and have no intention of leaving. I am very optimistic and believe that things will improve next season. Al Nassr will then be on the right track,” Cristiano Ronaldo said.
“The thing to do is to work hard and believe in the future. The Saudi Arabian league is very good and highly competitive. There are many strong clubs here. The level of domestic players is also very good. Continuing in this direction, I think the Saudi Pro League will develop even more, possibly becoming the world’s top five,” added Ronaldo.
Ronaldo’s statement quelled rumors that he would return to Europe next season. Previously, the press reported on the possibility of CR7 re-appearing in the Champions League with Atletico Madrid or Newcastle.
Also in the interview, Ronaldo also revealed the reason he was able to play at the top for many years: “It is not by chance that I have maintained my form for the past 20 years. It is thanks to genetics. However, Other factors are also important.
Ronaldo has just had a second consecutive season without a title. In the last round of the SPL, the Portuguese superstar asked to take a break to preserve his health before the day he entered the national team.
Good performance (14 goals in 16 games) at SPL helped the former Man United striker be called to the national team to prepare for a series of Euro 2024 qualifying matches. At the age of 38, Ronaldo is still guaranteed future by coach Martinez. at the national team. Former captain Wigan wants to take advantage of the experience and leadership ability of the student born in 1985.
On June 18 and 21, “Seleccao” will have two matches, against Bosnia and Iceland respectively. Ronaldo and his teammates are leading Group J with 6 points after two matches. In the qualifying round, the top two teams in each group will have tickets to the EURO 2024 finals.