Al-Nassr striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted he would be fit again soon as he prepares to face eternal rival Lionel Messi.
The Saudi Pro League side have cancelled their tour of China this week because Ronaldo sustained an injury.
This has sparked fears he could miss Al-Nassr’s friendly game against Inter Miami. But the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has hinted that he will not be out for long.
Ronaldo posted on Instagram an image of himself waving to Al-Nassr fans and captioned it: “See you soon”.
Al-Nassr will hope to have the 38-year-old fit and ready to rekindle his iconic rivalry with Messi. The pair will meet at the 2024 Riyadh Season Cup.
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CorrectNG reported Ronaldo has said his rivalry with Lionel Messi “is gone” having both already “changed the history of football.”
The two footballers have won a combined 79 trophies and are the only two players to have scored over 800 goals each.
Ronaldo said their respective supporters no longer have to harbour hate towards the other as they’ve left an indelible mark in football.
“I don’t see things like that, the rivalry is gone. It was good, the spectators liked it. Those who like Cristiano Ronaldo don’t have to hate Messi and vice versa.
“We’ve done well, we have changed the history of football. We are respected all over the world, that’s the most important thing,” he said.
Ronaldo left European football for Saudi Arabia in January this year, after his contract at Manchester United was terminated.
Messi, who won the 2022 World Cup, joined Inter Miami CF in June as a free agent after two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain.