Cristiano Ronaldo defends Saudi Arabia again! Al-Nassr star insists Pro League is better than Portuguese top flight...
- Ronaldo criticised for Saudi move
- Signed lucrative deal with Al-Nassr
- Says Pro League better than Portugal's
WHAT HAPPENED? Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in a lucrative deal in January after leaving Manchester United. Many top names have followed the Portugal hero to the Middle East and many have been criticised for following the money to Saudi Arabia - despite the country's human rights record - instead of competing at a high standard in Europe. Ronaldo, however, insists the Saudi league is even better than the Primeira Liga in his homeland and argues that all leagues and countries face some kind of criticism.
WHAT THEY SAID: "It's normal to criticise, what league is not criticised? Where there aren't problems and controversy? There are everywhere. Spain, Portugal," he said at a press conference. "I already knew, I keep saying: everyone thought I was crazy, crazy isn't so crazy... It's already normal to play in the Saudi Arabian league.