“I want to break a few records here” – Ronaldo speaks on landing in Saudi Arabia
Five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to replicate his record-setting antics in Europe in Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career at Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, said this on arrival at his new Saudi club, Al Nassr on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old, who described himself as a unique player, noted that coming to Saudi Arabia did not mean that his career was over.
Addressing the media at the Al Nassr’s Mrsool Park stadium, Ronaldo said, “I’m a unique player. It’s good to come here, I broke all the records there (in Europe) and I want to break a few records here.
“I’m coming here to win, to play, to enjoy, to be part of the success of the country and culture of the country.”
The Portugal captain said he turned down offers from Europe, the United States, Brazil and Australia to honour his commitment to Al Nassr.
“In Europe my work is done. I had many offers in Europe, many in Brazil, Australia, the US, even in Portugal.
“Many clubs tried to sign me but I gave my word to this club, for the opportunity to have not only football but (to be) part of this amazing country. And for me it was a challenge,” Ronaldo said.