Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of Al-Nasr club, praised the competitiveness of the Saudi professional football league Roshen.
Ronaldo said, in part, in statements by Fabrizio Romano, an expert on player transfers, on his Twitter account: “The Saudi Arabian League is very competitive.”
He continued: “The Saudi Roshan League is not like the English Premier League. I’m not going to lie, but this league surprised me.”
Cristiano Ronaldo on Al Nasr’s move: Saudi league is very competitive. This is not the Premier League, I won’t lie, but this is a league that pleasantly surprised me” 🇸🇦🤝🏻
“In 5, 6, 7 years, if they keep following the plan, it will be the 4th, 5th league in the world.” pic.twitter.com/Yy4BcRLJ1A
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 22, 2023
He added: “Within 5, 6 or 7 years, if they continue with the current plan, the Saudi league will be the fourth or fifth in the world.”
Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Saudi team Al-Nasr, on a two and a half year contract, after joining him last summer on a free transfer deal after his contract with Manchester United was terminated.
Manchester United terminated the contract of Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the 2022 World Cup due to a Madeira rocket interview, during which he criticized the club’s management, as well as the current and former coaching staff.