Cristiano Ronaldo’s global appeal means that the Portuguese star wants to be seen by almost every soccer fan in the world. This includes tours, social media posts, promotional appearances, and many more. After all, he’s the most followed individual on Instagram, so it’s no surprise that everyone wants a piece of him.
Sadly, Chinese fans who had been hoping to see him soon on a club tour with Al-Nassr have been left disappointed, as a recent injury problem has forced the club to postpone the China tour. In a good show of class, Cristiano Ronaldo took his time to offer an apology for the unfortunate incident.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury force Al Nassr to postpone China tour
Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. headed to China a few days ago in preparation for their upcoming matches against two Chinese sides as part of their China tour. However, the tour has now been postponed due to a muscle injury to the star forward.
The postponement has been met with mixed reactions from the China fans, who had been hoping to see Cristiano Ronaldo in action soon. The plan was to play friendly games against Shangai Shenhua and Zhejiang on January 24 and 28, respectively, before heading back home to play Inter Miami on February 1.
“We are willing to complete our training camp as planned in Shenzhen, a city that has warmly welcomed us and shown so much love for us and our captain. Furthermore, we have agreed with the organizer to schedule a new match as soon as possible,” the Saudi club said in an official statement.
The injury to Ronaldo, who recently won the Maradona Award at the Globe Soccer Award, has cast serious doubt on his participation in the upcoming game against Inter Miami on February 1, as the world waits to see whether the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will go head-to-head with Lionel Messi, perhaps for the last time.
Cristiano Ronaldo apologizes to fans
Cristiano Ronaldo has gone out of his way to tender a sincere apology to China fans after his muscle injury meant the club had to postpone their tour in the country.
“As you know, in football some things you cannot control,” the former Real Madrid forward said.
“I have played 22 years of 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,” Ronaldo added.
“I know you are said 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.
“I’m with the Chinese people, and we’re going to continue here. We can see outside the people that are with us. We are sad because we knew this could happen,” he added.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who wants to reunite with former Real Madrid teammate Casemiro at Al-Nassr, now races to be fit for the high-profile clash against Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami in a week.