CR7 captained Al Nassr to victory on his debut to assist his new membership return to the highest of the Saudi Professional League.
Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked the followers for his or her ‘incredible support’ after making his Al Nassr debut in opposition to Ettifaq on Sunday.
The 37-year-old led the staff as captain for his first match as an Al Nassr participant. He performed your entire match, serving to Rudi Garcia’s aspect seize a vital 1-0 victory. Brazilian midfielder Talisca scored the decisive purpose.
“First game, first win – well done guys. Thanks to all the fans for incredible support,” Ronaldo posted on social media afterward.
First recreation, first win – nicely finished guys Due to all of the followers for unbelievable help. pic.twitter.com/vmgwE8TgVo
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 22, 2023
Garcia outlines key CR7 position within the win
Talking to reporters after the 1-0 win, Rudi Garcia remarked on the affect Ronaldo had in his first Saudi Professional League outing.
“It’s a positive addition when you have a player like Ronaldo as he helps to distract the defenders, which is what happened with our goal,” the Al Nassr supervisor stated.
“In the present day, we created alternatives for him and requested the gamers to diversify the sport between him and Talisca. We should not overlook that he participated within the [exhibition match against] Paris St Germain and didn’t get sufficient relaxation.
“Even with the presence of Ronaldo, it is difficult to win the Saudi League because of … the strength of the competitors.”
Following Sunday’s victory, Al Nassr have retaken first place from Al Hilal within the Saudi Professional League. They stand one level forward of their Riyadh rivals, however with a recreation in hand.
Ronaldo might return to motion on Thursday for a Saudi Tremendous Cup semi-final match between Al-Ittihad and Al Nassr.