Al Nassr superstar Cristiano Ronaldo thinks that Saudi Pro League is already better than France’s top division Ligue 1.
Ronaldo, who left Manchester United for Saudi in 2022, stated his hot take during the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.
The said event saw the Portugese renowned striker won Best Middle East Player, Best Scorer of 2023, and Fan Favorite Player of the Year.
“To be honest I think the Saudi League is not worse than French league, in my opinion,” said Ronaldo.
“In [the] French league I think you have two, three teams with a good level. In Saudi now I think it’s more competitive.”
“They can say whatever they want, it’s just my opinion and I played there one year so I know what I’m talking about.”
Despite its infancy, Ronaldo, 39, believes that the Saudi is already a superior league over Ligue 1.
“But I think right now we are better than [the] French league, we still improve.”
Aside from Ronaldo, several high-profile player took their talents to Saudi Arabia including ex-Real Madrid star Karim Benzema and former Paris Saint-German ace Neymar.
However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for some players in Saudi.
England midfielder Jordan Henderson terminated his contract with Al Ettifaq to complete his move with Ajax.
Even Benzema, a 2022 Ballon d’Or winner, is reportedly unhappy at Al Ittihad.
As for Ronaldo, he is currently thriving in Saudi league.
The former Real Madrid ace tallied 24 goals and 11 assists in 25 games with Al Nassr this season.