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Cristiano Ronaldo's emotional reaction after King's Cup defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo after the defeat in the King's Cup final
Cristiano Ronaldo after the defeat in the King's Cup final
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8:18 AM EDT, June 1, 2024

He has won so much, yet he still emotionally reacts to losses. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't hold back sadness after losing in the King's Cup final in Saudi Arabia.

Cristiano Ronaldo is 39 years old, and his major achievements include winning the European Championship, five Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cup victories, and five Ballon d'Or awards. Despite these remarkable accomplishments, he still takes defeats very hard.

The Portuguese star stepped away from European club football when he signed a lucrative contract with Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia in 2023. This does not mean Cristiano Ronaldo shifted from a serious to a casual approach to football. His reaction after losing the King's Cup final in Saudi Arabia shows how emotionally he still responds to defeats.

Al-Nassr lost the trophy match against Al-Hilal in a penalty shootout. Cristiano Ronaldo's team managed to equalize 1-1 despite a red card for David Ospina. However, they were one shot short in the penalty kicks. The decision came in the seventh round with Meshari Al Nemer's blocked shot.

After the match ended, Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears. He first sat on the field, then on the bench, unable to control his emotions. He wanted so badly to win the trophy for himself and Al-Nassr. His teammates tried in vain to comfort him.

Thus far, Cristiano Ronaldo's record, after a year and a half at Al-Nassr, includes one trophy—the Arab Club Champions Cup. Undoubtedly, the league's biggest star had hoped for more.

Cristiano Ronaldo will soon spend some time in Europe. He remains a crucial player for Portugal's national team, which will compete in the European Championship. It will be the last major tournament for Cristiano Ronaldo before his 40th birthday, but will it be the last in his career? Given his hunger for victory and dedication to football, this is debatable.

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