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Cristiano Ronaldo surprised by “very competitive” Saudi Pro League

Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nassr
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The Portuguese superstar has regained his best form since joining Al Nassr in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Saudi Pro League can find their place among the world’s elite leagues in the coming years.

Al Nassr convinced Ronaldo to continue his football in Saudi Arabia after his mid-season departure from Manchester United. The Saudi club’s mega offer was unsurprisingly hard to reject.

However, CR7 admits the competitiveness of the Saudi Pro League is better than he initially expected.

“I think you should look at the [Saudi Pro League] in a different way. I’m not going to say that the league is a Premier League, that would be a lie,” the 38-year-old told reporters.

“But it’s a very competitive league that I’m positively surprised by, a very balanced league and good teams.”

Ronaldo has registered nine goals and two assists in his eight league appearances for Al Nassr. A brilliant performance for Portugal against Liechtenstein showed the former Man Utd forward has managed to improve his overall form at Al Nassr.

He added: “I am sure that in the coming years the league will be…the fourth, fifth or sixth most competitive league in the world.”

Portugal will take on Luxembourg in their next Euro 2024 qualifier on Monday. Ronaldo will then return to Al Nassr, who are preparing to face Al Adalah on April 4.