‘His attitude SURPRISED me’: Al-Wehda striker Jean-David Beauguel says he was left ‘DISAPPOINTED’ after meeting his hero Cristiano Ronaldo… as the fuming Al-Nassr star refused to look at him following his side’s King Cup exit
- One goal was enough for Al-Wehda to secure a route to the final against Al-Hilal
- Abdullah Al-Hafith was red carded, with the defender tripping over Ronaldo
- He was left fuming at his own team-mates after he fired the free-kick over the bar
Al-Wehda striker Jean-David Beauguel insisted he was left disappointed after meeting his hero Cristiano Ronaldo.
One goal was enough for Al-Wehda to secure a route to the final against Al-Hilal and knock Ronaldo’s Nassr out of the competition at the semi-final stage.
They had lost Abdullah Al-Hafith to a red card in the second half, with the defender tripping Ronaldo on the edge of the box to pick up his second yellow.
Ronaldo was left fuming at his own team-mates and coaching staff on the substitutes’ bench after he fired the free-kick over the bar.
‘Yes, but I was a little disappointed. At the end of the match, I told him that I was a big fan and asked him for his jersey,’ Beauguel told L’Équipe.
Striker Jean-David Beauguel was left disappointed after meeting his hero Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo fumed at his own team-mates and coaching staff after he fired a free-kick over the bar
‘He shook my hand without really looking at me, with a very contemptuous air. I remained silent because I grew up with him.
‘I still remember the videos of him that I watched in college. I understand that he was disappointed after the defeat, that he is a great competitor, but his attitude surprised me.
‘Even on the pitch, he was annoyed, he yelled at his teammates.’
The forward’s first effort on goal came in the opening few minutes, as he dragged a left-footed effort wide of the post from distance.
He then fired a great chance from six yards out straight at the impressive Munir Mohamedi in the Al-Wehda goal as he began to grow frustrated with it clear he should have scored.
And it wasn’t long after Beauguel gave the visitors the lead, with a defensive mix-up allowing the forward to acrobatically finish to put his side ahead, that Ronaldo looked to reclaim control.
The hosts and Ronaldo tried to get back into the game, but found themselves behind at the break, when the Portugal forward seemed to snap.
As the players walked off for half-time, Ronaldo shook his head before he confronted his own bench, clearly angered by something, before making his way off the field of play.
One goal was enough for Al-Wehda to secure a route to the final and knock Ronaldo’s Nassr out
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