Odion Ighalo takes huge jibe at Cristiano Ronaldo, says he went to Saudi for ‘money’ not ‘passion’

Ighalo slams Ronaldo for choosing money over passion in Saudi move.


Odion Ighalo takes huge jibe at Cristiano Ronaldo, says he went to Saudi for ‘money’ not ‘passion’

Ighalo and Ronaldo. (credits- Metro UK)

Odion Ighalo was one of the earliest players who moved to Saudi Arabia. Ighalo now has criticized Cristiano Ronaldo for his move to Al Nassr. Ighalo claims Ronaldo only moved to Saudi Arabia for money. The former Manchester United man joined the Saudi League in 2022.

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Ighalo took shots at Ronaldo and said, “Ronaldo has earned 100 times more than I have in my entire life, and yet he went to Saudi Arabia. Did he do that out of passion? It’s for money, bro.” The Striker has questioned the passion that Ronaldo will show for Al Nassr. Also, Ighalo plays for Al Nassr’s direct rivals Al Hilal, so the criticism was more fierce.

Ighalo also gave his comment on his career. The striker claimed he believed in passion when he was younger. He said he played with passion and desire for the game at a younger age. He also said he started focusing on playing for money as he got older. He compared himself to Ronaldo and said even Ronaldo played for passion when younger.

Ighalo also expressed his thoughts on his future. The striker aims to play for two more years at least. He says he does not look forward to playing for a third year as he feels he is getting old. He hopes to retire in the Saudi league with Al Hilal itself.

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Cristiano Ronaldo comments on Al Nassr’s expectations for the next season

Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo. (credits-Kemiflani)

Cristiano Ronaldo is expecting big things from his side this year. The club was humiliated in Algarve, Portugal, by heavy losses against Celta Vigo and Benfica. However, they secured strong draws against PSG and Inter Milan in Japan.

He hopes for his side to continue their strong displays throughout the season. He aims for silverware along with his teammates this season. “We’re looking forward to an amazing season, and of course, I want to win a few trophies this year,” were the words used by Ronaldo.

Al Nassr have bolstered their squad even further this year. They have a new coach in the form of Luis Castro and are finalizing the transfer of Sadio Mane from Bayern as they prepare for a title march.

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