(MENAFN) Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo recently opened up about the significant challenges he faced after his move to Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr Club in January 2023. In a recent interview shared on the Saudi Pro League's official social media channels, Ronaldo discussed the adjustments he had to make in adapting to the training schedules, which differed from those in Europe. He highlighted the shift from morning training sessions to afternoon or evening ones, and even training late at night during Ramadan. While acknowledging the strangeness of these situations, Ronaldo emphasized that they were part of his overall experience and provided him with valuable memories. He stated that although it was difficult, he had encountered similar circumstances in the past, and he embraced them as opportunities for personal growth.
Since joining Al Nassr, Ronaldo has played a significant role in the team's performances in the Saudi Pro League. Having appeared in 16 league matches, the Portuguese forward has made an impressive impact by scoring 14 goals during a total of 1,701 minutes of game time. Known for his discipline, strong work ethic, and rigorous fitness regime, Ronaldo attributed his long and successful football career to more than just genetics. He stressed the importance of utilizing one's abilities to their fullest extent, emphasizing that playing football at the highest level for two decades required dedication, focus, professionalism, and always striving to do one's best.
Ronaldo's reflections shed light on his adaptability and determination to excel, regardless of the challenges he encounters. His commitment to continuously improving himself and his willingness to embrace new experiences contribute to his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time. As he continues his journey with Al Nassr, Ronaldo's presence and contributions to the Saudi Pro League showcase his unwavering dedication to the sport and his relentless pursuit of excellence on and off the field.
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