Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a public apology after Al Nassr had to cancel matches in China. According to Goal, the fixtures will be rescheduled for later dates. Ronaldo, who will turn 39 years old next month, is expected to be unavailable for two weeks, making him doubtful for Al Nassr’s upcoming Riyadh Cup encounter against Lionel Messi-led Inter Miami.
In a message to his loyal fanbase in China, where thousands were eagerly awaiting his live performance, Ronaldo reassured them of his return. He expressed sadness about the situation, acknowledging that in football, some things are out of his control. Despite this setback, he emphasized his strong connection to China, stating that it feels like his second home as he has been visiting since 2003/04.
Ronaldo acknowledged the disappointment felt by his fans, but urged them to see the situation in a positive light. He assured them that the game has not been canceled and that he and Al Nassr are determined to push for its resumption. Ronaldo emphasized his commitment to making the Chinese people happy, as it is his ultimate goal.
Despite the current setback and his personal struggles, Ronaldo reiterated his presence and support for his fans and the Chinese people. He expressed gratitude for their unwavering support and emphasized his determination to continue playing for them.