The viral clip shows Cristiano Ronaldo furious after teammate Al-Nassr’s terror shot sails over the crossbar from 30 yards… with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hands on hips in disbelief.
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate has gone viral for scoring a wild attempt on goal
- The ball went over the crossbar and Ronaldo looked frustrated standing in the area
A clip has gone viral of Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate Abdulmajeed Al-Sulaiheem hitting a wild effort over the bar during a Saudi Pro League match earlier this year.
It’s been an interesting start to life in the Middle East for Ronaldo, whose unceremonious departure from Manchester United in December made him one of the highest-paid players in world football after joining Al-Nassr at £175m a year. deal.
But it’s been a rocky start at the new club for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who grew increasingly frustrated as his team slowly moved away from winning the Saudi Pro League.
Their rivals, Al-Ittihad, would top them in the league table to claim the title, and Ronaldo was left distraught after failing to collect a trophy in his first season at the club.
Prior to that, rumors began circulating that the 38-year-old wanted to leave his new side just nine months after joining, with various other outbursts garnering attention from fans.
Ronaldo was seen fuming on his own bench after Al-Nassr sat out the Copa del Rey and kicked a water bottle after his team lost 1-0 to Al-Ittihad in March.
A viral clip has shown Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured) apparently frustrated with an Al-Nassr teammate.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has had an indifferent start to life in the Middle East, venting his frustration with several outbursts towards the end of the 2021-22 season.
In addition to those outbursts, he was also seen arguing with opposition fans after his new club lured Al-Feiha in April.
Most recently, he was seen throwing water at a cameraman during his team’s Arab Club Champions Cup match against Al-Shabab.
Ronaldo has been playing quite well for his new team, returning 14 goals in 16 games last season, but things haven’t gone quite right.
And the former Real Madrid striker’s frustrations are starting to become more apparent, with footage going viral of the striker being speechless with one of his teammates last season.
The video shows his teammate Al-Sulaiheem taking a wild shot over the bar from long range during Al-Nassr’s 3-1 win against Abha in March.
Instead of playing a deflected pass or a cross into the box where Ronaldo is waiting, the midfielder opts to lace up the ball and send it over the crossbar.
Ronaldo watches in the video as the ball rises into the air and goes out for a goal kick, before placing his hands on his hips in exasperation.
Fans took to Twitter to comment on the clip, with one writing: “Ronaldo puts his hands on his head looking down thinking he should have gone to MLS.”
One user added: “You’d have to pay me half a billion dollars to play this guy too.”
‘Ronaldo is putting up with a lot,’ said another.
It comes after Ronaldo recently admitted that the Saudi Pro League was better than MLS.
Earlier this year, he stated that he would not return to a European club, admitting that the ‘Saudi Pro League was better than MLS’.
Those comments notably came after Lionel Messi completed his move to Inter Miami CF earlier in the summer.
His comments came after his longtime rival Lionel Messi completed his move to Inter Miami CF earlier in the summer, and he admitted he would not return to another European club in his career.
‘The Saudi league is better than MLS,’ he said, according to Fabrizio Romano.
I am one hundred percent sure that I will not return to any European club. I led the way to the Saudi league and now all the players come here.
“I will not return to European football, the door is completely closed,” he added.
‘The Spanish league does not have that great quality. The Portuguese league is a good league, but it is not a top, top league. I think the German league has also lost a lot. I am sure that I will not play in Europe again. I want to play in Saudi Arabia.’