Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Al-Nassr early after Portugal suspension
Goncalo Ramos has praised Cristiano Ronaldo despite his early return to Al-Nassr after he was banned from playing for Portugal.
After receiving a yellow card in Friday’s 1-0 victory over Slovakia, Ronaldo will be suspended for Portugal’s Euro 2024 qualifying match against Luxembourg. After making a reckless lunge at Martin Dubravka, the Slovakian goalkeeper and former Manchester United teammate, the 38-year-old was lucky to escape with only a yellow card. Ramos, a striker for Paris Saint-Germain, has lauded his experienced international teammate despite the fact that he committed a reckless foul on him.Ramos told reporters, “Cris [Ronaldo] always gives great support, he has been with the team until today [Sunday] supporting us and helping in whatever he can, but at this moment he has already returned to his club.”
With five games left in the group stage, Portugal is well on their way to qualifying for Euro 2024 after winning all five of their previous matches. Portugal is currently five points ahead of Slovakia and Luxembourg.
Ronaldo will play for Al-Nassr again this Saturday against Al-Raed in the Saudi Pro League as Portugal prepares for Monday’s test against Luxembourg.
Erling Haaland rejects Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo theory about him and Kylian Mbappe
In spite of the two young talents following in the footsteps of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland has stated that he does not view Kylian Mbappe as a rival.
For the first time in 20 years, Ronaldo is not on the list of finalists for the Ballon d’Or prize, which includes players as young as Haaland (23), and as old as Mbappe (24). The 38-year-old is winding down his career with Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, and players like Haaland and Mbappe have usurped his status as the world’s most exciting players.Messi, at 36, is in his final years as a professional soccer player for Inter Miami of the Major League Soccer. After leading Argentina to a World Cup victory in December, Messi is a prohibitive favorite to win the Ballon d’Or for a record eighth time.
Haaland was asked by France Football if he thought he and Mbappe will become the next great rivalry in international football, after Messi and Ronaldo.He responded, “That’s what everyone thinks, but you have to emphasize just how crаzy the things Messi and Cristiano have done have been.” Keep in mind that even if they are aging, they are still engaging in this behavior. They’re still top-notch athletes.
But I never sаy that I am competing against other players because that is not how I understand the game. I give my full attention to bettering myself so that I may keep doing what makes me happy and be the best version of myself possible.Haaland has already won numerous individual awards for the 2022/23 season, and while he may not win the Ballon d’Or in Paris on October 30, he will have done quite well for himself. Over the summer, Haaland was honored as the best player in the league by the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Football Writers’ Association, respectively.
When he finished his record-setting season with City, he had scored 52 goals in 53 games (in all competitions) and set a new Premier League record with 36 goals (in 35 games). Those goals were crucial in City’s unprecedented treble success in which they also captured the Premier League and the Champions League.
However, despite Mbappe’s efforts, Paris Saint-Germain still came up short in the Champions League despite winning Ligue 1. After that loss, PSG made a radical shift in strategy, trading away Messi and Neymar and replacing them with a young, up-and-coming team led by manager Luis Enrique.