“You said he will score four goals and celebrate ‘Siu’!” – Cristiano Ronaldo gets mocked by angry Saudi journalist as Al-Nassr crash out of Super Cup
Journalist Ibrahim Al-Frayan mocked Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for firing yet another blank during Al-Nassr's 3-1 loss against Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup semi-final.
This was Ronaldo's second competitive game for his new club. The Portuguese wasn't on the scoresheet in his debut clash against Al-Ettifaq. He is yet to open his account for the club, with Anderson Talisca scoring Al-Nassr's only goal in the 3-1 defeat on Thursday (January 26).
Al-Faryan was frustrated at the former Manchester United attacker's performance. He said after the match (via GOAL):
"He didn't score any. You [other supporters] bothered us. You said he will score four goals and celebrate 'Siu'!"
Al-Ittihad, coached by former Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo, completely outplayed Rudi Garcia's Al Nassr. While the Riyadh-based side saw the majority of the possession, Al-Ittihad ripped them apart with their counter-attacking moves.
All three goals by the hosts were scored from counter-attacks. Romarinho, Abderrazak Hamdallah, and Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti were the scorers for the Jeddah-based side.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, had a great opportunity to score. The Portuguese missed the opportunity and Garcia claimed it could have changed the course of the game had it gone in. Speaking after the game, the French coach said (via GOAL):
"One of the things that changed the course of the match was Cristiano Ronaldo's missed opportunity in the first half."
What's next for Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr?
Al-Nassr will return to action on February 3 as they take on Al-Fateh in the Saudi Pro League. Al-Fateh are currently ninth in the SPL table with 18 points from 13 games. Al-Nassr, meanwhile, are at the top of the table with 33 points from 14 games.
Cristiano Ronaldo has captained Rudi Garcia's team in his first two games. It will be interesting to see whether the Portuguese can finally score his maiden competitive goal in his next match.
The Portuguese scored twice in his first match since his move to the Middle East earlier this month. Lionel Messi's Paris Saint-Germain took on a combined XI of Al Hilal and Al-Nassr players in an exhibition game, beating the Ronaldo-led side 5-4.