Al-Nassr FC player Masharipov (former No. 7) was interviewed by his hometown Uzbek media and was asked a lot about Ronaldo.
After Ronaldo joined, many people were spreading rumors about me leaving the team and there were many false reports. Even before he came, I was asked by many people: Will I give up the number 7? How could I not give it?! He’s Cristiano Ronaldo!
As we can expect, I willingly handed over my jersey number and I think it was the best solution because it would have been a bit strange for any other player to be captain.
A player like Ronaldo should always be respected! After I gave up my jersey number, many people thought I would leave the team, there was no problem handed over the number go and I didn’t leave the team.
The stadium was often full even before Ronaldo came here, and his arrival was an achievement not only for the fans but also for the entire Saudi football.
Everyone has known for a long time that Ronaldo is a top player, there is no need to play with him to know that, his awards and achievements in his career have said it all, I don’t think Ronaldo needs to prove anything to the soccer world.