Jean-David Beauguel, Al Wehda striker of Saudi Arabia club insisted he was left disappointed after playing against his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jean-David Beauguel was the hero of Al-Wehda who knocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr out of the Saudi Arabia Kings Cup semi-final on Monday, 24th of April.
Jean-David Beauguel, the outstanding player for Al-Wehda, asked five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to swap jerseys with him after Al-Nassr’s semifinal loss in the King Cup of Champions. Ronaldo turned down Beauguel’s request.
After launching a free-kick over the crossbar during the game and the game ended with a defeat to his team, Ronaldo was left fuming at his teammates and coaches on the bench.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid great moved to Saudi Arabia to play for Al-Nassr earlier this year with the aim of winning more titles.
However, this week’s 1-0 semi-final loss to ten-man Al-Wehda dashed his hopes of winning the King Cup of Champions, which was his team’s surest title for this season.
Jean-David Beauguel’s spectacular overhead kick goal in the middle of the first half proved to be the game-winner.
The French forward’s historic encounter with Ronaldo ended in disappointment, though.
Speaking after Al-Wehda’s victory over Cristiano Ronaldo Al-Nassr Jean-David Beauguel said; “I was surprised by his attitude, I was disappointed”.
The 31-year-old forward added; “I told him I was his fan and I asked him for shirt and I shook my hand without looking me in the eye and with a very contemptuous air”.
“Even during the match, he was upset and yelled at his teammates”.
“Cristiano is a great competitor and I understand that he was disappointed by the loss”.
Al-Nassr vs Al-Wehda in brief;
In the opening minutes, Cristiano Ronaldo had the first shot on goal, but he missed the goal with his left foot.
When he (Ronaldo) still didn’t score, he got angry and blasted a golden opportunity from six yards out right at Al-Wehda’s impressive goalkeeper Munir Mohamedi.
Beauguel scored the opening goal for the visitors following a defensive blunder, but Ronaldo quickly attempted to regain control of the game.
At halftime, with the home team down and Ronaldo frustrated, the Portuguese forward appeared to lose his cool with his teammates.
It was obvious that Ronaldo was upset about something as he moved toward his own bench and shook his head as the teams walked off the field at halftime.
Who’s Jean-David Beauguel?
Jean-David Beauguel is a French professional football player who plays as a striker for Saudi Professional League club Al-Wehda.
Jean-David Beauguel age;
Jean-David Beauguel was born on March 21st, 1992 in Strasbourg, France.
Jean-David Beauguel’s club career;
Beauguel was a French football player for Toulouse. On August 31, 2011, he scored in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Nice despite not appearing in any league matches.
He then moved on to the Netherlands, where he played for RKC Waalwijk until the end of the 2013–14 season when the club was relegated from the Eredivisie.
While on trial with Czech club Dukla Prague in July 2014, Beauguel scored four goals in a half-hour preseason friendly match against Varnsdorf.
A week later, he committed to working for Dukla for the next three years. In the first half of the 2014-2015 Czech First League season, Beauguel scored seven goals. During his two-and-a-half years with Dukla, he scored nine goals in 61 games.
Beauguel later joined the Saudi Arabian club Al-Wehda on the 17th of June, 2022.
Beauguel Al-Wehda’s stats this season; the 31-year-old forward has played a total number of eleven matches, scored 2 goals and one assist.
Beauguel individual honors;
Czech First League Player of the Month: May 2022
Czech First League Top Goalscorer: 2021–22
Czech First League Forward of the Year: 2021–22.
What’s next for Al-Nassr and Cristiano Ronaldo?
Al-Nassr will return to action on April 28 as Ronaldo and his teammates will lock horns with Al-Raeed at home in a Saudi Pro League clash.