Cristiano Ronaldo has doubled down on his declare that he spurned varied gives so as to full a transfer to Saudi facet Al Nassr, asserting that his European membership profession was full.
Throughout a blockbuster interview with Piers Morgan in November – which finally led to a mutual termination of his Manchester United contract – Ronaldo insisted many high golf equipment have been all in favour of his signature when he first tried to go away Previous Trafford final summer time.
However with no European suitors coming ahead to signal him on a free switch within the final month, Ronaldo ended up becoming a member of Al Nassr on a particularly profitable two-and-a-half 12 months deal on the finish of December.
Talking at his unveiling in Riyadh, Ronaldo defined why he made the choice to hitch the Saudi membership.
“In Europe, my work is completed. I gained every part. I performed for crucial golf equipment in Europe. For me now it’s a brand new problem,” he stated.
“For me, this can be a nice alternative not solely in soccer but additionally to alter the mentality of the brand new technology.
“I had many alternatives in Europe, many golf equipment in Brazil, in Australia, in USA and even in Portugal. They tried to signal me however I gave my phrase to this membership to develop not solely the soccer however different elements of this wonderful nation.
“I do know what I need, this can be a good probability to assist to develop many vital factors. I actually don’t fear about what individuals say. I’m actually, actually comfortable to be right here.
“I do know the league could be very aggressive, I noticed many video games. I hope to play after tomorrow if the coach thinks there’s an opportunity. I’m able to preserve taking part in soccer.
“I’m a novel participant, it’s good to return right here. I beat all of the data there, I need to beat just a few data right here. This contract is exclusive however I’m a novel participant, so for me it’s regular.”
Ronaldo added that he’s hoping to play some half in Al Nassr’s Saudi Professional League match at residence to Al Tai on Thursday.