Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his passion and drive on the football pitch, but the Portuguese superstar was left fuming after suffering his first league defeat in Saudi Arabia.
The Juventus forward was seen throwing a huge strop and kicking bottles after his side’s 2-1 loss to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Professional League.
Ronaldo had put Juventus ahead in the first half with a trademark free-kick, but Al-Ittihad equalised shortly after the break and then scored the winner in the dying minutes of the game.
The defeat was a huge blow for Ronaldo, who had been hoping to lead Juventus to their first league title in Saudi Arabia.
The 35-year-old was visibly angry after the game and was seen throwing his water bottle in frustration. He then proceeded to kick a number of other bottles before storming off the pitch.
Ronaldo’s reaction was not well received by some of the Al-Ittihad players, who accused him of being disrespectful.
The incident has sparked a debate in Saudi Arabia, with some arguing that Ronaldo’s behaviour was unacceptable and others defending him, saying that it was a natural reaction to a disappointing result.
Whatever your opinion on the matter, it is clear that Ronaldo was not happy with the result and his reaction was a reflection of his passion and commitment to the game.
It remains to be seen if Ronaldo can help Juventus turn their fortunes around and secure the league title, but one thing is for sure – he will be determined to make sure it doesn’t happen again.