Portuguese coach Luis Castro, head coach of the Saudi Arabian club An-Nasr, revealed the reasons for the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo at the match with Uhud as part of the Cup of the Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques.
Al-Alami was able to secure a major victory over the Uhud team in the Custodian Cup of the Two Holy Mosques with a score of 5-1, with the team’s goals coming from Sadio Mane, Anderson Talisca, Fofana, Ahmed Yahya, and Sami al-Naji.
With this victory, Al Alami advanced to the last 16 of the tournament, with the draw for the next round taking place next Wednesday, the Saudi Football Federation said.
Al-Alami is currently preparing to face Al-Tai in the eighth round of the 2023/24 Saudi Roshan League Championship next Friday.
The trio of Ronaldo, Marcelo Brozovic and Sultan Al Ghanem were absent for one match.
Castro revealed the reason for Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the Al-Nasr match against Uhud
At the press conference after the match, Luis Castro said: “Ronaldo, Al-Ghanem and Brozevic were rested due to training camps in Japan, the Arab Championship, the Asian Championship and also because of league matches. “Today was the right opportunity to give them a rest.”
He added: “A cup match is always difficult and brings surprises and that’s what we saw in the first half.”
He emphasized: “We faced difficulties in the first half and could have played out the match then, but we were able to score goals and achieve our goals.”