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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘doesn’t deserve answering’ after scathing criticism backfires.



Cristiano Ronaldo “does not merit an answer” following the fallout of his scathing criticism.Paulo Fonseca, the manager of Lille, refuted Cristiano Ronaldo’s assertion that the Saudi Pro League is superior to Ligue 1, stating that his critique “does not merit an answer.”

Fonseca has responded to the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star’s last week statement that the lucrative Saudi Arabian league was “more competitive” than Ligue 1. The French premier league is frequently dominated by Paris Saint-Germain, for which Lionel Messi, a longtime rival of Ronaldo’s, played for two seasons prior to last July.


During his remarks at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, Ronaldo also asserted that the esteemed Ballon d’Or, which Lionel Messi won for the eighth time in 2023, is “becoming less credible.” “In all honesty, I do not believe the Saudi League to be any worse than the French League,” the 38-year-old player for Saudi club Al-Nassr explained. “In [the] French League, I believe there are two to three teams that are at a respectable level.” Presently, I believe it is more competitive in Saudi Arabia. Regardless of what they may say, this is merely my opinion. I have prior experience from having played there for one year, so I can certainly speak my mind. “However, I believe we are currently better than [the French league]; we have room for improvement.”


However, his Portuguese colleague is not having any of it. “I don’t think it’s good what he said,” replied former Roma manager Fonseca, whose Lille side are currently fifth in Ligue 1 at the midpoint of his second full season in charge.


“I am not inclined to draw any comparisons. His happiness in Saudi Arabia makes me joyful as well. Certain matters are not deserving of answers. My time is being wasted responding to them. These are components of the statements. “I believe that intelligent individuals will comprehend the reasoning behind his statement.”Additionally, former France women’s international and Ballon d’Or laureate Laure Boulleau has criticized the five-time winner for his provocative remarks and labeled Ronaldo a “big ego.” Boulleau admitted on the Canal+ program Canal Football Club, “I was quite taken aback by the manner in which he conveyed himself.”Why contend in Ligue 1? For this reason, Lionel Messi played? I pondered the reason why he focused on Ligue 1 rather than other divisions. I already consider his statement to be beyond his realm. I believe he has participated in numerous competitions besides this one; therefore, I find it a bit ridiculous. It is not his strongest league knowledge.


“If you observe Saudi Pro League matches, I can assure you that this is not true. It seems to be a communication and a declaration of pride. His ego is quite large. Nevertheless, that does not diminish my admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo; however, such utterances disgust me tremendously.”