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Al-Nassr boss criticizes CR7 after Super Cup loss

Al-Nassr boss aims jibe at Cristiano Ronaldo after Super Cup exit

January 27, 2023 By Oscar Rojas
The Portuguese ace is yet to find the back of the net with his new club, and coach Rudi García did not hold back when asked about his thoughts on the game.

The start of a new stint in Cristiano Ronaldo's career has not gone as planned, as the footballer is yet to score his first goal with Al-Nassr and pressure is piling up with each passing minute. To make matters worse, his coach did not have the most supportive words for his new star after the team's exit from the Saudi Super Cup.

Speaking right after the game the yellow and blue side lost to Al-Ittihad, coach Rudi García seemed to blame Ronaldo for the entire outcome of the game, even though he later admitted that his rivals understood better how to play such a big game.

"One of the things that changed the course of the match was Cristiano's missed opportunity in the first half," García said in his first comments after the game.

"I congratulate Al-Ittihad. They presented a much better first half than us, and we played a good second half, but unfortunately we were not able to adjust the result," the French boss added.

The team will now have a chance to get back on track until February 3, when they are scheduled to make the trip to face Al Fateh, who are currently ranked eighth in the league. 

To make matters even more complicated for Cristiano Ronaldo's new team, the presence of the Portuguese ace is yet to be determined, as he left the game limping off the pitch following a late tackle by Hamdan Al-Shamrani in the dying seconds of the match.

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