William Carvalho, who has defended Cristiano Ronaldo in the past, is close to following Ronaldo to Al Nasr.
The Portuguese midfielder is a semi-regular midfielder. He has a solid 6-foot-2 frame and is a good defender as his main position is defensive midfielder. His passes forward are of high quality and he is good at building up with short and long passes.
European experience. He grew up in Portugal’s ‘prestigious’ Sporting and has had two loan spells to gain experience. Established himself as a regular at Sporting in the 2013-14 season and has been a regular for five seasons without any major injuries. His career tally is 11 goals and 13 assists in 193 games. His performances earned him regular calls up to the Portuguese national team.
He then headed to Spain to play for Real Betis. A change of scenery, but no adjustment period. Carvalho immediately established himself as the “core” of the team. In his first year, he made 43 appearances, including cup competitions, and provided five assists, consistently playing more than 30 games each season.
In the 2022-23 season, he continued to perform well. He scored four goals and provided two assists in 43 appearances, including cup competitions, as Betis finished sixth in the league and qualified for the UEFA Europa League (UEL) for the 2023-24 season, thanks to Carvalho.
He also represented Portugal at the last World Cup in Qatar. Portugal was considered the favorite to win the tournament during what has been dubbed the “Golden Age,” but they were eliminated early, losing to Morocco in the quarterfinals.
Much of the blame was directed at Ronaldo. After starting every game in the group stage, Ronaldo scored just one goal and was relegated to the bench for the round of 16. In the round of 16 and quarterfinals, Ronaldo played a combined 55 minutes and scored no goals. Before the tournament, the criticism was compounded by a bombshell statement directed at Manchester United.
In this situation, Carvalho defended Ronaldo. According to the British publication Manchester Evening News, Portugal teammate William Carvalho said he was disappointed to see Ronaldo on the bench. “Ronaldo was in a complicated situation at the time. He already had problems with Manchester United, and it’s a perfectly normal reaction to be upset to be benched in that situation. Any player would do that. No one likes to be benched,” he said, defending Ronaldo’s behavior.토토사이트
“Ronaldo was angry about being benched, but he was always with the team. Even when he wasn’t playing, he was always helping us. We knew how to deal with him and the issues around him and it didn’t affect anyone,” he added.
Carvalho reveals his affection for Ronaldo. Now, it looks like they’re going to be eating out of the same pot. Leading Italian journalist Niccolo Skira wrote on social media on Monday (April 18), “Carvalho is very close to completing his move to Al Nasr. He has a contract until 2026 and a salary of 10 million euros (about 13.9 billion won).”