Cristiano Ronaldo, the Al-Nassr captain, and international football sensation have spoken about his departure from Manchester United and his subsequent return as part of a “bad phase” of his career. He joined the Saudi club in January 2023 after criticizing United and its manager Erik ten Hag in an interview. This led to him being phased out of the United side at the start of the 2022-23 season, making 10 appearances and four starts. However, he stated that there is “no time for regrets in this life” and that “everything in life happens for a reason”.
Ronaldo reflected on his experiences, saying that he was “better prepared” now, as he could see things he had not been able to see from “the top of the mountain”. He also stated that he learned a lot from his experiences and that he was a “better man now”. Ronaldo acknowledged that leaving United was a tough time for him and that it was not a good phase in his life and career.
After Portugal lost to Morocco in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals, they brought on a new coach, Roberto Martinez, replacing Fernando Santos. Ronaldo considered retiring after the World Cup, but he reflected on his family and decided that it was not time to give up. He plans to continue playing for his national team as long as possible and is set to become the most-capped player in history with his appearance in the match against Liechtenstein in the Euro 2024 qualifier on Thursday.
Ronaldo said that he was motivated by breaking records and that he liked to do so. He was proud of the possibility of becoming the most-capped player, but he did not want to stop there. Ronaldo is focused on continuing to play more games and contributing to his team’s success. In conclusion, Ronaldo’s experiences have taught him to be grateful for difficult times, as they reveal who is truly on his side. He is now better prepared to face challenges and break records in his career.