The Portuguese will travel to Japan for Al-Nassr’s two preseason friendlies against Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan.
During a training session in Japan on Monday, preparatory to a preseason match against Paris Saint-Germain, football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his playful side. Ronaldo joined the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr in January 2023. The renowned Portuguese footballer was seen playing soccer with children on a miniature goalpost, and he even provided an assist on a goal by using an audacious back heel.
Ronaldo spent time with his wife and children before heading back to his club’s preseason tour of Saudi Arabia; nevertheless, the Portuguese legend is currently in Japan. Ronaldo is one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport. Al-Nassr will play two preseason friendlies in Japan, one against Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain and the other against Inter Milan. The Portuguese player will make the trip.
The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or was observed interacting with the children for a significant amount of time, which must have been an amazing chance for them. There are videos that have emerged of him assisting on two goals and joyfully celebrating with children after they were scored. It was alleged that a number of adults who were responsible for supervising the children were present in the area along the sidelines.
Already, Ronaldo, who is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest athletes in the history of the sport, has left his imprint on Al-Nassr. He finished seventh in the scoring race for the Saudi Pro League 2022-23 despite only playing in 16 games for the club and tallying 14 goals. The preseason for Al-Nassr has not gone particularly well, as they have lost back-to-back games to Celta Vigo (5-0) and Benfica (4-1), both of which have a better record than Al-Nassr.
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The country’s football growth as well as its prestige on the world stage have both been helped by Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia. After the entrance of the all-time leading international goalscorer in 2023, the division attracted several renowned players, including Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Edouard Mendy, and Ruben Neves, among others. These players joined the division the next year.