Al Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo directly hits back at claims that he is finished
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Al Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo has come out and hit back at claims that he's done, or coming to the end of his illustrious playing career.
The 38-year-old spoke following his side's dramatic 4-3 win over rivals Al-Ahli, where the ex-Real Madrid man bagged a brace, while Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca netted Al Nassr's other two goals.
Ronaldo was adamant that rumours and opinions in the press about him nearing the end of his career are wide of the mark, and that he still feels committed to the sport despite his move away from European football.
"They say Ronaldo is done… but it’s not true. I will continue to play until my legs say: Cristiano, I'm done".
The Portuguese all-time top scorer continued: "I still have a lot. I still love football and scoring goals. I still love winning. They say I'm done but I'm still proving that it's not true".
If his current performances are anything to go by, then we should believe the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, as he has accumulated a staggering nine goals and six assists in just six Saudi Pro League games, scoring in all but one of them.
Ronaldo's first goal on Friday night was a strange one, as Al-Ahli's keeper seemed to be blinded by pyrotechnic smoke and Ronaldo managed to slot the ball home through the yellow mist to put his side 1-0 up.
Despite Ronaldo missing a sitter later in the game, hitting the post from six yards out with the goal gaping, he managed to double his tally for the game with a classic Ronaldo finish, following up some smart footwork outside the box with a low, drilled finish with his left foot into the corner.
This performance showcased the fact that he still has that magic about him, even in his aging state, and that Cristiano Ronaldo can still produce the spectacular when his team needs him.
The result leaves Al Nassr at fifth place in the table, just three points off top spot.