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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Saudi Arabia however says he has come to ‘South Africa’

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After finishing his transfer to Saudi Arabian membership Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo made a slip up throughout his official presentation in Riyadh on Tuesday when he mistakenly stated that he had “come to South Africa.”

“For me it is not the end of my career to come to South Africa,” Ronaldo stated on the information convention.

“I really don’t worry about what people say. I took my decision and I have responsibility to change that, but for me I’m really, really happy to be here,” he added.

However, it was clearly a slip of the tongue and Ronaldo seemingly unaware about it went on to stipulate his causes for becoming a member of Al Nassr and stated he had turned down “many clubs” all over the world to finish probably the most shocking strikes in soccer historical past.

“I want to give a different vision of this country and football. This is why I took this opportunity,” he stated. “I know the league is very competitive. People don’t know that, but I know because I saw many games.”

🎥 || @Cristiano talks about how tough the Saudi League 🇸🇦

— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) January 3, 2023

Ronaldo has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract to play within the Saudi Pro League and can reportedly earn as much as $200 million a 12 months.

The former Manchester United ahead additionally stated is able to play immediately with Al Nassr dealing with Al Ta’ee on Thursday.

However, the 37-year-old Ronaldo was handed a two-match suspension by the English Football Association in November for knocking a cell phone out of the hand of a supporter after a recreation towards Everton final April.

He had already left United by the point of the ruling, however the FA stated the suspension could be transferred to any new membership.

(With AP inputs)

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