A source close to super agent Jorge Mendes has criticized Cristiano Ronaldo’s high ego and said that no European club can meet his unrealistic demands.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr in a shocking, record-breaking move on December 30, 2022. Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr comes after his contract was terminated unjustly. friendly at Manchester United.
Club and player split after Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan, where he criticized the owner as well as the United manager Erik ten Hag. According to various sources, Ronaldo’s agent at the time, Mendes, advised him not to give that interview. Ronaldo ignored his advice, leading to Mendes abandoning his superstar client after more than 20 years together.
Now, a source close to Mendes has criticized Ronaldo, accusing him of having an oversized ego and unrealistic expectations.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has a glaring cognitive problem that makes it impossible for him to distinguish between the compliments he receives are genuine or fake. He’s very curious, that’s why the people around him always treat him like a triumphant Julius Caesar, because they know that he’s incapable of seeing beyond,” source (via El Confidencial) said.
He also stated that the Portugal His legendary inability to serve on the pitch as well as his unrealistic demands have kept European clubs from showing interest in him.
“Ronaldo couldn’t survive his popularity a month after his 38th birthday. And he certainly can’t make the money as the star he once was. There is no one who can satisfy his ego, his economic requirements, and at the same time give him the collective opportunities that make sense in his head but in reality it is not,” the source added.
Brazil great Juninho says Cristiano Ronaldo’s new boss Al-Nassr will be ready to serve him breakfast if needed
Arguably the best free kick player in history (77 goals from a free kick), Juninho Pernambucano lashed out at Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Al-Nassr coach Rudi Garcia. Garcia served as head coach of Olympique Lyon before taking a job at Al-Nassr and worked closely with Juninho, the French club’s sporting director at the time.
Juninho criticized Garcia’s self-serving attitude and stated that he would do his best to please Ronaldo’s ego.
“He [Rudi Garcia] do not know how to lead anything. He leads by the fear he imposes on others,” Juninho said on Marca.
“He only respects people in power or people he can take advantage of in a relationship.”
On the subject of Ronaldo, he said:
“He won’t dare to do anything that gets in the way, on the contrary, he will even serve Cristiano’s breakfast if necessary.
“He will try to be Cristiano’s friend, to be close and he will do everything he can for that. It would be a dream for him to be friends with Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Ronaldo signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Middle Eastern club (until June 2025), becoming the highest-paid athlete in the process. According to famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano, the superstar will earn around $200 million a year during his time in Saudi Arabia.