Hussein Abdel Al Ghani, a former Saudi Arabia international, expressed his opinion on Riyad Mahrez, suggesting that Mahrez lacks the passion exhibited by Cristiano Ronaldo. Mahrez’s talent, Al Ghani believes he has yet to show even 40% of his potential, emphasizing the difference in passion between the two players.
Abdel Al Ghani pointed out that Mahrez could learn from Ronaldo’s relentless pursuit of the ball, comparing it to a child’s enthusiasm. He highlighted that Mahrez, playing for Al-Ahli, could bring more entertainment if he displayed the same commitment as he did in the past. Another former Saudi international, Mouhammed Nou, echoed these sentiments, criticizing Mahrez for minimal effort and urging him to perform at a higher level.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return to action with Al-Nassr, showcasing impressive form with 15 goals and nine assists in 16 matches. The 38-year-old is the current top scorer in the Saudi Pro League and has been instrumental in Al-Nassr’s success. As they face Al-Wehda, a victory could narrow the gap on league leaders Al-Hilal, making Ronaldo’s contributions crucial for the remainder of the season.