Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of returning to Europe and wants to continue his career in Saudi Arabia. The great Portuguese did not have many dilemmas whether to stay at Al Nassr and help them next season. His goal was to win trophies, and given that he did not succeed in that, he believes that he will achieve his goal in the coming seasons.
“I am happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here,” -Cristiano Ronaldo said, as per by eurosport.com “And in my opinion if they continue to do the work that they want to do here, for the next five years, I think the Saudi league can be a top five league in the world.
I will be part of your world, your culture, I will be here, I hope I make the people enjoy through my games, my performance, and to win things, but again, thank you for welcoming me, and I will try to give my best during the time that I will be here”.
Cristiano Ronaldo compares European football and Saudi Arabian
Football in Saudi Arabia is not at the same level as in Europe. Ronaldo believes that things will improve in the future and that Saudi Arabia will be among the top 5 leagues in the world.
The Saudis are planning to invest huge money and bring the stars of the European scene to Saudi Arabia. We will see if he will succeed in his goals. Ronaldo talked about the differences between playing in Europe and Saudi Arabia, and what makes them different.
“One example is in Europe we train more in the morning, but here we train in the afternoon, or evening and in Ramadan we train at 10 at night - so this is so strange, but as I tell you these situations are part of an experience, memories,” -he said.
“I like to live these moments because you learn with these things.
It is difficult, but it is nothing I have not seen before. My experience so far is that Saudi fans they really love football and like to live the life and it is good and I am so happy until now.’
Well, my expectation was a little bit different, to be honest I expected to win something this year, but it is not always the way we think or the way we want, sometimes we need passion, consistency, and persistence to achieve the best things.
The Portuguese hopes that his team will progress in the future. For him, the most important thing is to believe. “So, I still believe that next year we will improve a lot, let us say in the last five or six months, the team has improved a lot, even the league, all the teams improved.
It takes time sometimes, but if you believe and you think it is your goal, I think everything is possible.
I expected to win something this year, but we didn’t, but next year I am really positive and confident that things will change, and we go in a better way. So, let us believe that and work on that”.