- Al Nassr, a Saudi Arabian club, unveiled Cristiano Ronaldo on January 3.
- Ronaldo’s career with Manchester United ended abruptly.
- Cristiano Ronaldo said he was in Saudi Arabia to shatter some records.
On January 3, the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr unveiled former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo. Speaking at the press conference, Ronaldo, who is apparently joining the club for a staggering $200 million a year, hilariously confused South Africa with Saudi Arabia.
During a press conference, Ronaldo said, “For me, it’s not the end of my career to come to South Africa (Arabia). This is why I want to change. To be honest, I don’t care what people say. I took my decision. I am really, really happy to be here,” Ronaldo said at the press conference.
Fans were left speechless after noticing the same thing on social media.
Ronaldo thinks he’s in South Africa ? pic.twitter.com/jb5oLmsxMi— The Football Index ? ⚽ (@TheFootballInd) January 3, 2023
Ronaldo arrives to Saudi Arabia after an unceremonious exit from Manchester United. The player did not enjoy himself at the FIFA World Cup either; he was eliminated from the tournament after Morocco defeated Portugal in the quarterfinals.
That hasn’t dimmed his spirits, though. Ronaldo described himself as a unique player during the press conference and stated that he was in Saudi Arabia to break some record.
“I’m a unique player. It’s good to come here, I broke all the records there (in Europe) and I want to break a few records here,” Ronaldo said.
He further added, “I’m coming here to win, to play, to enjoy, to be part of the success of the country and culture of the country.”
“It’s not the end of my career to come to Saudi Arabia. This is why I change and, to be honest, I’m really not worried about what people say,” Ronaldo said.