‘Middle East experience’ Xabi, advice to Ronaldo “Saudi? It won’t be easy”

Barcelona coach Xabi Hernandez (43), who experienced the Middle East league as a player as well as a leader, gave serious advice to Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr).

Xavi left Barcelona in 2015 for Al Sadd (Qatar). Xabi played in the Qatari League for the next four seasons. After his retirement in May 2019, Xabi, who started a full-fledged leadership class as he ascended the Al Sadd command tower, became Barcelona coach in November 2021. 

According to the British ‘Goal.com’ on the 12th (Korean time), Xabi led Barcelona to Saudi Arabia. This is because the semi-finals of the Spanish Supercopa will be played against Real Betis at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on the 13th. 

When asked about Ronaldo at a press conference, Xavi said: “He signed with one of the top clubs in Saudi Arabia, but it will be a challenge. I did. It won’t be easy,” he emphasized. 

In an interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan before participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Ronaldo criticized the club’s leadership, including Manchester United’s coach Eric Ten Hagh, who was a member of the team at the time, and became controversial. After terminating his contract with Manchester United, Ronaldo accepted an offer from Al Nasr. 

Ronaldo was actively looking for European clubs to compete in the Champions League. However, he chose Al Nasr, who made an astronomical offer of 500 million euros (about 670.9 billion won) in total over two and a half years.  온라인카지노

On the other hand, Ronaldo once made a sarcastic remark towards Xavi, who ended his Barcelona life and moved to Qatar. Ronaldo appeared on British ITV’s ‘Jonathan Ross Show’ in 2015, when he was in Real Madrid, and criticized Xavi indirectly by saying, “I want to finish my career proudly without playing in the United States, Dubai, or Qatar.”

In addition, Ronaldo said in 2016, “Xavi is just a person who wants to decorate the front page of the newspaper. He could have won many titles by playing in a good team, but he has no Ballon d’Or.” He has won several Ballon d’Ors and is the most popular sports player in the world.”

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