Ex-French star claims Cristiano Ronaldo will “ruin” his legend status as he “has become an object of hate” after joining Al-Nasar

Cristiano Ronaldo is “about to ruin” his legend status, according to ex-French star Christophe Jallet for his transfer to Al Nassr.

When the five-time Ballon d’Or winner chose the Saudi club as his next destination, it raised many questions. Despite an amazing 11 goals in 14 appearances, controversy has followed Ronaldo off the field, with post-match tantrums and public outbursts becoming more common.

Cristiano Ronaldo 2022-23

Ronaldo has now been involved in several negative incidents at Al Nassr. He was previously seen making an inappropriate gesture to some fans and also performed a WWE-style tackle on an opposition player in last week’s 2-0 loss to Al Hilal. He then had a public outburst towards his own bench in last Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Al Wehda. Furthermore, the Portuguese forward was warned by a Saudi lawyer that he could be arrested or deported even.

What did Jallet say about Cristiano Ronaldo?

Jallet told Canal+ that the veteran forward’s time at Al Nassr is tainting the memories of a magnificent player who he believes should have returned to his childhood club Sporting CP. The former PSG and France full-back told the TV show ‘Canal Football Club‘:

“He has become an object of hate. These are actions that you don’t like to see. He is a legend of the sport and now he’s about to ruin it all. I would have preferred to see him again at his training club [Sporting]. I don’t understand why he chose this step.”

It is unclear whether Ronaldo will complete his 2-year contract at Al Nassr and he may not be playing in Europe again.

Ronaldo’s time at Al Nassr

The Portuguese sensation joined Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr in January after parting ways with Manchester United. The Saudi club offered the star footballer a contract that made him the world’s best-paid player. Cristiano had a dream start to life and scored eight goals, including two hat tricks in the Saudi Pro League, and even won the Player of the Month award for February.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a promising start with Al Nassr, but he has now gone three games without scoring. 

Ronaldo had his second cup exit of the season on Tuesday. This was when Al Wehda beat Al Nassr 1-0 in the King Cup of Champions semi-finals. Additionally, he had already been eliminated from the Saudi Super Cup in January. And now his club is three points behind league leaders Al Ittihad, despite having played one more game.

Ronaldo has eight victories, two draws, and three losses in all competitions in his four months with the club. The five-time winner has some right to be upset, having scored 11 goals in his 13 games. The Portuguese forward may not win any trophy at the end of the season and could be trophyless for the second season in a row.

Al Nassr will next face Al Raed in the Saudi Pro League on Saturday. Ronaldo will hope to score again and help his team win the next game.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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