Former South Korean soccer player Lee Chun-soo is not a fan of Saudi Arabia’s ACL victory, which saw the kingdom sweep up superstars with money.
On Saturday, Lee took to his YouTube channel, “Lee Chun-soo,” to criticize the Saudi Arabian league. Lee used to play for Al Nasr in the Saudi Arabian League, where Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays.
Starting with Ronaldo, Saudi Arabia has a long list of superstars. Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho (Al Ittihad), Sadio Mane (Al Nasr), Riyad Mahrez, Roberto Firmino, Edouard Mendy (Al Ahli), Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal), and others have all been recruited in the past. This culminated in the signing of Neymar (Al Hilal). Their salaries are at least in the tens to hundreds of billions of won. That’s a lot of money.
Lee acknowledged Ronaldo’s influence, saying, “It’s a big reason why he left.”
Speaking about the Saudi Arabian league, he said, “It’s not easy for Saudi players to go abroad. When I was there, Saudi women were stuck in a system that didn’t allow them to work, so it wasn’t easy for Saudi players to go abroad either. But Binsalman changed the system a lot. It’s all about what he says,” she says, explaining the difference between now and then.토스카지노
What are the chances of a Saudi Arabian league team winning the ACL with a superstar signing? “I think about it every time I’m asked this question. When Real Madrid (Spain) had the Earth Defense Team, they didn’t win every time. Chinese football invested so much money and failed. At the end of the day, soccer has to have a strong foundation and the homegrown players have to be good. Some optional players are important, but in reality, the national players have to be good,” he said, explaining that the chances of a Saudi Arabian league team winning the ACL are not absolutely huge.
Of course, money is also a factor. “If money is invested and the performance is correct, the chances of us winning the ACL in the future will be less and less,” predicts Lee.