‘Where I play is the best in the world!’
Cristiano Ronaldo (38-Al Nasr), a man full of self-consciousness and pride, has finally ‘crossed the line’. While he may have been taking a jab at rival Lionel Messi, he is expected to get a lot of backlash from soccer fans for his comments. Ronaldo said. “The Saudi league is better than MLS. European soccer has lost a lot of quality.”
The Daily Mail, a British media outlet, reported on April 18 (KST), “Ronaldo claimed that the Saudi league is better than the MLS after Messi joined Inter Miami. He went on to say that European soccer has also declined in quality, except for the EPL.” The Daily Mail reported his out-of-line comments.
The crucial reason for Ronaldo’s controversial comments was that his lifelong rival, Messi, had joined Inter Miami in the MLS. Messi had been pushing to return to his hometown club Barcelona after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ended, but when that didn’t work out, he opted to join Inter Miami, which is owned by his best friend David Beckham. Al-Hilal of the top Saudi league tried to lure him with a huge offer, but Messi rejected it and chose the United States. The club officially announced Messi’s signing on Nov. 16. 토토사이트
A day later, Ronaldo suddenly took a shot at the MLS. After a preseason friendly against Celta Vigo that day, Ronaldo said that the Saudi league was better than MLS, claiming that more players were coming to the league because of him. Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano revealed Ronaldo’s comments.
Ronaldo continued, “I will not go to any European club now. I am 100% sure of that. I opened the way to the Saudi League, and now all the players are coming here.” “The door for me to go back to Europe is completely closed. I’m 38 years old now, and the quality of European soccer has dropped a lot. The only league where the quality is higher than the others is the EPL,” he added.
Ronaldo moved to Al Nasr last season in a record-breaking £175 million deal. Since then, the likes of Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante have joined the Saudi league.