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Thursday June 13, 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo helped THIS rival Juventus player

Al Nassr player stopped Saudi League rival from leaving Juventus

By Web Desk
May 16, 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo receives admiration from rival Juventus player. — Reuters/File
Cristiano Ronaldo receives admiration from rival Juventus player. — Reuters/File

Cristiano Ronaldo was praised by Merih Demiral, a former Juventus star, while he described his time in Turin alongside the Al Nassr player.

After following Ronaldo’s footsteps to Saudi Arabia, Demiral presently plies his trade for Al Ahli, according to Essentially Sports.

It is very rare for someone from Juventus to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo in good words. Things soured between the player and the club after Ronaldo forced his way out of the Italian soccer club despite his amazing run with the club from 2018 to 2021.

Cristiano Ronaldo is good friends with Meril Demiral of Juventus. — Football Italia/File
Cristiano Ronaldo is good friends with Meril Demiral of Juventus. — Football Italia/File

About Cristiano Ronaldo, Merih Demiral stated: “Cristiano was special to me from the first days we met. He gave me a lot of advice on and off the field. When I wanted to leave Juventus because of competition from Chiellini, Bonucci, and De Ligt, he stopped to talk to me for an hour, explaining very simply that I should stay because training with the champions would make me grow.”

Demiral added that he and Cristiano Ronaldo still have a close bond and talk from time to time. The defender stated: “I did as Cristiano said, and I am happy. Ronaldo and I are still talking here in Saudi Arabia. He is my friend and a reference point.”