Al-Nassr confirm Cristiano Ronaldo contract plan has changed after just two games

After completing a spectacular transfer to the Saudi Arabian club earlier this month, things haven't quite gone according to plan for the Portuguese superstar.

Close rivals Al-Ittihad eliminated Garcia's league leaders from the Saudi Super Cup on Thursday, with skipper Ronaldo blanked once more after his goalless start last Sunday.

Garcia didn't hold back when he criticised his new talisman for blowing a golden opportunity during the game.

Cristiano's missed opportunity in the first half was one among the factors, the manager concluded after the game, that altered the outcome of the game.

In addition to saying Ronaldo's positioning was too similar to teammate Anderson Talisca's, Garcia criticised his colleagues for passing to him too frequently.

Ronaldo decided to join the Saudi Arabian club after discovering that no European club was willing to extend him a contract in the summer of 2016.

The player's alternatives were constrained because of his high wage expectations, declining field performance, and growing age.

Ronaldo firmly believed that turning down a move to the Middle East demonstrated how determined he was to continue competing at the highest level in Europe.

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