Cristiano Ronaldo’s setback in Saudi Pro League continues with recent Al-Nassr training exit

Five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be giving into his age, as he gets asked to leave Al-Nassr training by newly appointed coach Dinko Jelicic.

The Portuguese superstar announced his departure from Europe’s top leagues this year when he transferred to Al-Nassr. His decision, which was a foregone conclusion given his age, stunned the world. His relocation to the Middle East effectively ended his illustrious European career with Real Madrid.

So far, Ronaldo‘s time in the Saudi Pro League has been full of ups and downs due to the controversy surrounding him. He was also recognized as February’s Player of the Month.

Muscle fatigue forced him to stop training recently, and it appears that old age is finally catching up with him. The new coach, Dinko Jelicic, decided to play it safe and have Ronaldo miss training with Al-Nassr.

Ronaldo has always been held up as an example of peak physical condition. His extreme fitness at age 38 is likely a contributing factor to his continued success. He is a player known to give 100% on and off the pitch. But, it appears that old age is finally catching up with him, and the five time Ballon d’Or winner is nearing the end of his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo

With Monday’s match against Al-Khaleej fast approaching, the Riyadh club will need their star player to be 100 percent. But doubts have been cast over Cristiano’s participation in the match after he was injured in training recently.

As the season winds down, Al-Nassr finds itself in second place in the Saudi Pro League. They’re only three points behind the league-leading Al-Ittihad and hope to make up ground quickly.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to undergo a physical program to ensure that he is at his best against Al-Khaleej on Monday. We wish him a speedy recovery!


Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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