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Cristiano Ronaldo publicly apologizes for Al-Nassr’s cancellation of their China tour

Cristiano Ronaldo has publicly apologized as his injury led to the cancellation of Al-Nassr’s two-game tour of China.

Al-Nassr‘s main man Cristiano Ronaldo is dealing with a muscle issue that would have prevented him from participating in matches against Shanghai Shenhua and Zheijang. Consequently, the friendly games have been postponed, with plans to reschedule them for a later date.

There are suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 54 goals for Al-Nassr and Portugal in 2023, might be sidelined for a couple of weeks due to his injury. If this proves to be true, he could potentially miss a reunion with Lionel Messi when Inter Miami participates in the Riyadh Cup in Saudi Arabia.

For now, Ronaldo has said of unfortunate events in the Far East: “As you know, in football some things you cannot control. I have played 22 years in football and I am a player that doesn’t have too many injuries. So I’m really sad because Al-Nassr and myself have come to China to enjoy the tour. I have been coming to China since 2003/2004, so I feel at home here – my second home. And I felt that I am always special here.

I feel sad. And I know you are sad too, especially the people who love Cristiano, but we have to see this in a good way. We have not cancelled the game, we want to push for the game and be back here. We will be back. Unfortunately, I have some problem, but this is part of football and my life.

I’m here, I’m with the fans, I’m with the Chinese people and we are going to continue here. We can see outside the people that are with us. We are sad because we knew this could happen. And We will be back to make the Chinese people happy, this is my goal. I want to play for you. Don’t be sad because I am sad and I hope you understand the circumstances of a football player.”

Al-Nassr, who had planned a two-game tour of China during their mid-season break, are now adjusting their schedule due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury. Al-Nassr will face Lionel Messi and Inter Miami on February 1, followed by a match against Al-Hilal a week later. They will then resume competitive action in the AFC Champions League against Al Feiha on February 14.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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