On Thursday, Cristiano Ronaldo was left fuming after Al Nassr suffered a 1-0 defeat to Al Ittihad, their title rivals, in the Saudi Pro League. The loss saw Al Ittihad leapfrog Al Nassr into first place, leaving the Portugal captain kicking water bottles on the touchline as he left the pitch with his teammates.
Despite playing the entire match, Ronaldo had just one shot on target. This was Al Nassr’s second league defeat of the season but Ronaldo’s first since joining the club as a free agent in December, after mutually terminating his contract with Manchester United.
The video footage showed Ronaldo kicking water bottles in anger as he left the pitch. He was visibly frustrated by the loss, and his inability to make an impact on the game. Ronaldo is known for his passion and drive, and his anger is a clear sign of how much he cares about winning.
Following the match, Ronaldo took to Instagram to express his disappointment, but also his determination to keep pushing forward. He thanked the Al Nassr fans for their support and assured them that the team was focused on the games ahead.
Ronaldo had also failed to score against Al Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup semifinals on Jan. 26, which they lost 3-1. The former Real Madrid forward, who was named the Saudi Pro League’s Player of the Month for February for his match-winning performances for Al Nassr, has not found the back of the net in the last two games.
Despite this, Ronaldo has been in fine form for Al Nassr since joining the club. In eight appearances, he has scored eight goals, including four at Al-Wehda on Feb. 9, and set up two more. He was named the Saudi Pro League’s Player of the Month for February, highlighting his impact on the team since his arrival.
Ronaldo’s presence in the Saudi Pro League has been a huge boost for the league’s profile. His signing has generated immense interest, with fans eagerly anticipating his every move. His performances on the pitch have not disappointed, with his goals and assists helping Al Nassr compete for the title.
As the league reaches its climax, the pressure is mounting on Ronaldo and his teammates to deliver. The title race is incredibly tight, with Al Ittihad currently holding a one-point advantage over Al Nassr. With just a few games remaining, every point counts, and Ronaldo will be looking to make a decisive impact in the remaining matches.
Despite the defeat, Al Nassr fans will be pleased with Ronaldo’s commitment to the club. His passion and drive are infectious, and he has already become a key player for the team. As they push for the title, Ronaldo’s experience and winning mentality will be invaluable, and he will be hoping to lead Al Nassr to glory in his first season with the club.