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Report: When Cristiano Ronaldo is now due back in Al-Nassr training, ahead of Inter Miami clash.



After missing recent matches due to a calf injury, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly expected to return to training with Al-Nassr in advance of next week’s match against Inter Miami. Ronaldo is purportedly available to play for Al-Nassr against Inter Miami.

SHENZHEN, CHINA – JANUARY 23: Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo attends a press briefing on January 23, 2024 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. Two friendly matches in China have been postponed as Cristiano Ronaldo suffered an injury. (Photo by An Lingjun/CHINASPORTS/VCG via Getty Images)

The Portuguese international instigated disorder the previous week when the preseason tour of China was canceled by the Saudi Arabian team due to Ronaldo’s injury, which rendered him unable to play.Inter Miami’s presence in the Middle East has stoked mounting concerns that the Herons’ match against Al-Nassr could be ruined if Ronaldo remains sidelined with an injury.The 38-year-old striker is expected to return to Al-Nassr training in the coming days, according to AS. Ronaldo, meanwhile, is anxious to face Inter Miami.Given Lionel Messi’s impending arrival in Saudi Arabia, it is possible that his match against Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr will be the last time these two soccer titans collide.


However, for Inter Miami, the primary objective of this journey should be to improve players’ fitness levels and for Tata Martino to ultimately decipher the code for his squad’s optimal 2024 MLS lineup.


Cristiano Ronaldo ought to occupy the least mental space of Inter Miami.While the international media and sports enthusiasts will be preoccupied with Messi’s final confrontation with Ronaldo, the coaches and staff of Inter Miami should not even consider this narrative.


The Herons have scored zero goals thus far in the preseason, and Facundo Farias’ year-long injury could render Martino’s tactical vision for Inter Miami null and void.


In addition, prior to this phase of the tour in Saudi Arabia, the Argentine coach will prioritize drilling his squad and elevating their skill levels.


Indeed, considering the caliber of talent that the Saudi titans possess, a victory against Al-Nassr would be quite remarkable, and Mesis and company should be eager to demonstrate their capabilities.