Report Wire - Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr teammate speaks about CR7 being named captain, taking his No. 7 jersey

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr teammate speaks about CR7 being named captain, taking his No. 7 jersey

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who signed a 2-1/2 12 months take care of Al Nassr final month, was named captain on his debut of their Saudi Pro league recreation towards Al Ettifaq final month.

His teammate Jaloliddin Masharipov has come out and revealed how the squad reacted to the Portueguese celebrity being named captain proper in the beginning.

“It’d be a little strange if the rest of the players are captaining Ronaldo,” the Uzbekistan midfielder instructed, as per Daily Express.

“We expected it. Our former captain willingly handed over the armband [to Cristiano Ronaldo] without any problems. I think this is the best solution. It cannot be otherwise.”

Masharipov additionally dismissed experiences that he didn’t need to give the enduring No. 7 shirt to the previous Real Madrid star.

“When [Cristiano] Ronaldo arrived, many people spread rumours about my departure from the team, all kinds of false news came out. Before Cristiano’s arrival, many people asked me, ‘Will you give him the No. 7?’ How can you not give it?! He is Cristiano Ronaldo!” Such gamers ought to all the time be revered! After giving my quantity, many individuals assumed that I would depart the staff. I gave my quantity with none drawback. There was no discuss of leaving. Both the membership and the coach needed to see me within the staff.”

“I have a contract with the team. I only changed my number because Ronaldo came. This guy is one of the two best players in the world. There’s no need to talk much,” he added.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner who starred for Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United, signed a deal to June 2025 with Al Nassr, apparently after rejecting gives from Europe, North America and past.

Media experiences have claimed the Portugal star could possibly be incomes as much as $200 million a 12 months from the deal, which might make him the highest-paid soccer participant in historical past.