’It Happens Because It’s Cristiano Ronaldo”- Otavio Reveals Al Nassr’s Secret Weapon of Exposing Opponents

Published 12/28/2023, 4:15 AM EST

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Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying his time at Al Nassr. After a year, the Portuguese superstar has seamlessly integrated into the team and continues to enjoy his stardom. Beyond individual excellence, the skipper’s leadership has built a special relationship among teammates, driving Al Nassr to dominance in domestic championships. Amid this synergy, one of Ronaldo’s teammates, Otavio, claims to ‘understand his movements well.’ 

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In a recent interview, Otavio was asked to comment on the key to his positive on-field relationship with Cristiano. Interestingly, the midfielder said, “We get along well and the team does too. I understand his movements well. When Cristiano tries to go down the field, I try to move forward to attract the defense and he does the same thing.” 

Otavio revealed that whenever Ronaldo holds the ball, he ‘attracts two or three players’ which automatically signals his other teammates to quickly shift to another line to get the ball. “It becomes easier when the opponent attracts these players, which opens up the field. Often people don’t pay attention to that, but it happens because it’s Cristiano. If it was someone else, players after players wouldn’t follow. This way, another player appears and, if he thinks quickly, he can score many goals.”

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It’s clear how Al Nassr easily manages to break the deadlock in the majority of their matches. Certainly, Luis Castro seems to have understood which game plan suits well for Ronaldo and Co. Additionally, Otavio recently expressed his astonishment, stating that he can’t believe Ronaldo is his teammate.

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Otavio recently made a revelation that touched many fans by offering insights into playing alongside Ronaldo. He acknowledged, “It’s really unbelievable. I still imagine if I’m there or not. It’s like I’m in a dream.” Luckily for Otavio, the former Porto man has the luxury to even share the locker room on the international front. 

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Ronaldo is currently in emphatic form, standing as the top scorer of the Saudi Pro League with 19 goals. Likewise, Al Nassr is also performing well in all aspects. While they are seven points behind Al Hilal in the table, Luis Castro’s side qualified for the AFC Champions League round of 16. The Knights of the Najd would be happy to end 2023 with good domestic positions. 

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Abhishek Mishra

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