Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday was unveiled as an Al Nassr player in front of 90,000 fans in Riyadh. The 37-year-old was also presented before the media where the footballer talked about his move to Saudi Arabia. However, while talking to the media, Ronaldo made an embarrassing slip-up which led to trolling on social media.
The Portuguese international accidentally called Saudi Arabia as South Africa while answering a question. The video of the slip-up soon went viral.
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Notably, Ronaldo has signed a contract with Al Nassr worth $75 million per year, which has resulted in making him the highest-paid footballer in the world.
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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was unveiled as an Al Nassr player after undergoing a medical examination on Tuesday. Ronaldo along with his wife and kids were greeted by thousands of fans, as they arrived in Riyadh.
In the press conference, Ronaldo discussed the length of his move to the Middle East. The footballer reckoned that he doesn’t care about people’s opinions and is looking forward to playing for Al Nassr.
“Many people speak and give their opinion but they really know nothing about football. To be honest, I really don’t worry about what people say. I took my decision.”
According to the star footballer, Saudi Pro League is quite competitive and will be a new challenge for him. In the 2022-23 season, Al Nassr is at the top of the table with eight wins in 11 appearances.