Al Nassr’s Aymeric Laporte Denies Statements on Players Being ‘Unhappy’ in Saudi Arabia

Published 01/20/2024, 7:15 AM EST

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Recent reports suggested that Al Nassr defender, Aymeric Laporte made critical remarks about the Roshn Saudi League in an interview. The ongoing chatter centered on alleged comments stating, “players who are dissatisfied,” in Saudi Arabia. However, the Spaniard has since come forward to refute such allegations and articulate his contentment about his tenure in the Middle East.

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The initial claims regarding his comments heightened scrutiny around the Saudi Arabian treatment of their players. This topic has already garnered significant attention due to Jordan Henderson’s exit from Al Ettifaq and reported disputes between Karim Benzema and Al Ittihad.

Aymeric Laporte is ‘very happy’ in Saudi Arabia

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The purported statement from the 29-year-old has been a point of discussion circulating on X. Recognizing this, Aymeric Laporte responded to one such tweet with a deterring red cross symbol, completely dismissing claims of him criticizing Saudi Arabia for making things difficult for players. Concurrently, the ex-Manchester City veteran recently engaged with his followers through an Instagram Live session. During the broadcast, he expressed his contentment about being in Saudi Arabia.

I am very happy to be in Saudi Arabia,” stated the defender. Gratefully acknowledging their support, Aymeric Laporte confirmed his positive sentiment towards Saudi Arabia. This sentiment stands starkly contrary to previous allegations extracted from reports that quoted him as saying, “In terms of quality of life, I expected something different because in the end here you spend three hours a day in the car.” Debunking all speculations, Laporte took the opportunity to extend his felicitations to colleague Cristiano Ronaldo on his recent triumph.

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Laporte congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo on his triumphant night in Dubai!

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At the recent Globe Soccer Awards, Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t just collect one accolade; he swept up three titles. He was bestowed with the Best Middle East Player Award, secured the prestigious Maradona Award as 2023’s top scorer, and also won over hearts to secure Fans’ Favourite Player of the Year.

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During his live interaction with the fans, Aymeric Laporte took notice and extended a congratulatory message to the Portuguese legend. Upon a fan mentioning the 38-year-old’s triumphant victory, the Spanish defender responded eloquently: Congratulations to him.” Keeping his spontaneous message in mind, it can be confidently stated that the fruitful professional partnership between CR7 and Laporte at Al Nassr will continue flourishing for the foreseeable future.

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My name is Saransh Chauhan and I am an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With over a year of experience at EssentiallySports, I have covered various aspects of the magnificent sport. While I strive to provide comprehensive coverage of core sports topics, I also explore off-court and entertainment subjects.
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