Ronaldo has lost pleasure of playing football – Rudi Garcia

Al Nassr manager, Rudi Garcia has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo has lost the pleasure of playing football.

Garcia said he was hoping that the Portugal international rediscovers the pleasure of playing the game.

He also noted that recent events in the superstar’s life, such as the issues he had at Manchester United, the World Cup, as well as his personal life, made the 37-year-old lose interest in playing the game.

Ronaldo, who is now the highest paid sportsman in the world after he joined Al Nassr, had an unexpected ending to his Manchester United career.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had a tumultuous end at Old Trafford, with off-field controversies causing tension between the player and the club.

“The only thing I wish for Ronaldo is that he rediscovers the pleasure of playing and smiles again because in recent months between Manchester United, the national team and then at a personal level, he hasn’t had easy moments.

“If he finds the pleasure of playing again, that will already be a goal achieved,” Garcia told France 24.

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