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The Al-Hilal coach warns that Saudi football can sign Messi

Published:11/02/2023 - 15:38h

Updated:11/02/2023 - 15:38h

Ramón Díaz has indicated that soccer in Saudi Arabia has a solid economic muscle and a flexibility that allows its clubs to have up to eight foreigners. Besides, it sees possible the arrival of Messi to the Asian nation

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In the last years, the football of Saudi Arabia has showed an important economic growth and has followed the tendency of other tournaments like the Major League Soccer or in his moment the League of China when adding to the rows of his clubs players from the European elite. One of the clearest examples has been the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo by the To the-Nassr, an incorporation that could be only the principle of other arrivals of stars to the competition.

Like this it has indicated it Ramón Díaz, trainer of the To the-Hilal, in his previous press conference of the final of the World-wide of Clubs in front of the Real Madrid: "it is developing all over the world, you saw it during the Glass of the World. The clubs Saudis can buy until eight foreigners, can have the best because there are not economic problems... Sucedió With Ronaldo and the majority of the foreigners in To the Hilal are international".

In such sense, sustains that other similar movements can take place in the next years, including the signing of the one who has starred one of the greater individual rivalries with the Portuguese star in one of the best were in the history of the football, Lionel Messi: "If they continue like this, they will grow. The presence of Christian is important to attract more emotion to the football. They can buy Messi, imagines the power that have…".

Likewise, it has left clear which have been his reasons to having accepted the ofrecimiento of the Saudi team, standing out especially the prestige of the institution and the growth of the balompié in him: "This is a big club, that allows to be always to high level and in competition. We have won already five titles with this club, and one of the biggest of the country and the region. To the Hilal plays the prestige in each party, has a lot of responsibility, are representing also to a country".

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The To the-Hilal has given one of the greater surprises in the competition after leaving was to the Flamengo, champion of the Glass Libertadores of America, that split like the main candidate to confront to the Real Madrid in the final, what also speaks of the growth of the Saudi football: "Already arrive to the final is something importantísimo for confronting to a rival of this category. The Real Madrid puts us to proof in everything, tactical and futbolísticamente".

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