Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo failed his first real test with his new team Al-Nasr, who said goodbye to the Saudi Super Cup by losing to their rivals, Ittihad Jeddah, 3-1 in the semi-finals.
Following this defeat and elimination, Al-Nasr fans took their anger out on Ronaldo and criticized him on social media for his disappointing performance in the match and his failure to help the team in the darkest of circumstances.
Former Saudi Arabian player Hussein Abdul-Ghani said of Ronaldo: “In two matches against an agreement and Al-Ittihad, Cristiano Ronaldo is unconvincing and there are no new additions to the team, and whoever gets upset gets upset.”
Hussein Abdul Ghani on Cristiano Ronaldo:
In two matches against Al-Ettifak and Al-Ittihad. Cristiano Ronaldo is unconvincing, and there is no replenishment in the team, and whoever gets upset will get upset. pic.twitter.com/TNTGcpi8Bg
– Ahmed Al Salman (@AhmadHanader) January 27, 2023
And one Al-Nasr fan tweeted: “We weren’t convinced and let Ronaldo get out of the win before the disaster hit. Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the win. Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t show anything. no. He did not present one attack. Please get out.” From victory.. Victory does not fail because of you.. He lost the championship and lost his prestige and power.
We were not persuaded, and let him come out of victory before the disaster Cristiano Ronaldo came out of victory
Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t offer anything. Not even a spherical proposal was submitted. There were no attacks.
Please come out of victory. Victory cannot bear the setbacks of victory. Because of you, it has lost its primacy, lost its prestige, lost its power.
– Yasser Al Hamed 💛💛💪🏽 (@yasrr03) January 27, 2023
As for another tweet, he justified Ronaldo’s decline in level due to his advanced age, writing: “Ronaldo is a very old player who got fed up and aged.
Ronaldo is already an old man, a football player is full of football, and football is old, efforts, movements, working capacity of the heart, all this is not enough for a forty-year-old.
— Sanus (@Muhamme55669065) January 26, 2023
On the other hand, other tweeters defended Ronaldo and attributed the reason for Al Nasr’s defeat against Al Ittihad to Al Nasr coach Rudy Garcia and other team players, as one tweeter put it: “The coach failed, not Ronaldo” .
The coach failed, not Ronaldo.
– Ahmad Sarhan Al Otaibi (@AhmadSarhaan) January 27, 2023
While other tweeters saw that the winning players didn’t help Ronaldo look good because he didn’t deliver the ball to him.
Source: Communication Sites