The uninspiring start to footballing life for Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia looks to have struck an hard titanic situation, and this can be attributed to the statement made by his Al Nassr teammate Luis Gustavo.
The groundbreaking entry of the great footballer, Ronaldo to the Saudi Pro League hasn’t started brightly for the Portuguese legend.
Cristiano Ronaldo has found it tough putting the ball into the back of the net, as has been customary with him for many years, with the current Al Nassr man scoring just one goal in competitive appearances since his signing.
Luis Gustavo’s Assement Of Cristiano Ronaldo
Luis Gustavo who is presumed to be frank and blunt has agreed to an assertion that the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Portugal legend has made things strenuous for him and his teammates.
Gustavo also implies that other challenging teams are looking at Cristiano Ronaldo being at the club as an avenue to have a go at them.
Gustavo said: “Certainly, the presence of Cristiano makes it difficult for us, as all teams seek to participate against him in the best possible way, and he gives motivation to everyone”.
Luis Gustavo who is a former international of the Seleção Canarinha of Brazil, played with Ronaldo as the man who just turned 38 years of age scored his first goal for Al Nassr in a 2-2 well labored draw against Al Fateh.
Although irrespective of his stance on Ronaldo being with the club as an issue for Al Nassr against other teams, Luis Gustavo made it known that the highest goal scorer in world football offers the team a massive leeway and advantage.
Gustavo Was Fast At Giving Ronaldo His Support
Luis Gustavo who was quick to give his full backing to his current teammate further stated: “His presence at Al-Nassr gives a great advantage to the group because we learn from him everyday, given the great capabilities he possesses, both technically and physically.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was created for challenges and he always succeeds in them. And everyone here is waiting for what he will present. He has already scored his first goal and he therefore got rid of the pressure”.
Real Madrid’s all time top scorer put pen to paper on a two-year-deal with the Arabian gigantic outfit in a contract that is set to go on till summer of 2025.
Precisely in June 2025, This deal did put Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earning footballer in terms of wages due to him signing for Al Nassr.
Ronaldo who is greatly accomplished in football and has won five Balon D’or awards joined the Asian club after parting ways with Manchester United.
Meanwhile, his current team manager Rudi Garcia has put a cloud of uncertainty on the future of the man as he has implied that Ronaldo would at some point go back to the European scene to end his glittering career.
Rudi Garcia stated emphatically: “He will not finish his career at Al-Nassr, he will return to Europe”.
The Portuguese legend and football great is a man who doesn’t shy away from challenges and that’s why in his assertions after arriving Saudi Arabia.
He made it known clearly that he came to make an impact and to change the footballing landscape in the country.