Ronaldinho Regrets Not Playing with Messi Often

Ronaldinho is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, and many of his fans regret the fact that the Brazilian did not manage to fulfil his potential.


He was untouchable for a couple of years and he has gone on to win major honours like the Champions League and the World Cup. This coupled with the tag of being one of the greatest players ever would possibly make Ronaldinho a happy person, but he says that one of his biggest regrets is not being able to play alongside Lionel Messi for a long time.

Messi came through the ranks at Barcelona during the 2007 season and Ronaldinho ended up leaving the club in 2008 when Pep Guardiola was appointed as the manager. As a result, the two played with each other only for a very little period of time. Since then, Messi has gone on to emulate the achievements of Ronaldinho and many other great players during the last decade.

Anthony Hudson is serious about qualifying for the 2018 World Cup

A lot of hard work, I have got to give credit to our team manager, Rob Pickstock, has been doing so well in making these fixtures possible.’’


This was the statement released by the head coach of the New Zealand national football team.

Anthony Hudson was talking in an interview and responding to questions in relation to upcoming friendly encounters that New Zealand has to face off with Mexico and USA.

On October 8 of the ongoing year, New Zealand is scheduled to lock horns with Mexico and 4 days later they will play against United States and these upcoming friendly matches are the highest quality of friendly games for New Zealand as they have generally been playing with other national teams that aren’t as recognized or ranked as high.

Playing against these higher ranked national teams is what the head coach of New Zealand, Anthony Hudson wanted in order to help his squad get more experience from higher ranked players than their usual adversaries.

Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world

Ronaldinho says that his South American counterpart Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world despite having missed out on yet another major international title with the Argentina national team.


Messi has been part of the national team that has been runners up in three major tournaments for the last three consecutive summers. Their latest disappointment came at the Copa America 2016, which was being held as a centenary edition in the United States. The final of the tournament was a rematch of the 2014 final in which Chile managed to come out successful.

However, there was no redemption for Argentina at this time around as well, as they lost yet again. It means that the national team have suffered losses in three finals in consecutive years. Messi was later seen in tears while picking up his third runners-up award. The national team has been without a major title for almost 2 decades and the presence of Messi was seen as the major hope that would end this trophy drought. At 29 years of age, it was also probably one of the last attempts for Messi to win international honours after having tested every success at club level. Messi announced his retirement from international football following this latest disappointment, but Ronaldinho still considers him to be the best in the world.

Ronaldinho offers support to Messi

Former Barcelona player Ronaldinho has offered his support to Lionel Messi.


The latter and his father have been sentenced by a court for tax offenses. Ronaldinho said that he is with them, and it is hard to see his former Barcelona teammate suffering.

Ronaldinho has also said that it is sad to see Lionel Messi ends his international career. He believes that the player is still young and that he still can contribute to Argentina. He said that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world at the moment and that it is difficult to see such a talent retire from international football.

However, he believes that we should respect his decision. He said that the player has thought a lot about his decision and that we should abide by his choice. Ronaldinho said that Lionel Messi has already contributed a lot to Argentina football, but it is unfortunate that he could not win a major tournament with his national team.

Ronaldinho wants to resume his career later this year

Ronaldinho has stated that he will resume his career later year after having ended his contract with Fluminense.


The veteran player has been without a club since having terminated his deal with Fluminense.

There were reports that Ronaldinho would have retired last season but instead he find a way to negotiate a new contract with the Brazilian club and stayed there. However, he was heavily criticized by the fans and chose to end his contract with Fluminense only after 2 months with the club.

At the moment, Ronaldinho is taking part in promotional events, but he has been quoted as saying that he will be playing again by the end of the year. It is believed that there are a number of clubs that might be interested in signing the former Brazil international player.

Kabuscorp from Angola is one of the teams that might be interested in signing Ronaldinho. In fact, there was news that there was already an agreement in place until Ronaldinho decided that he would return to Brazil. The Angolan team will be hoping that this time the deal will work out and that they will see Ronaldinho playing for them.

Ronaldinho contemplating his next move

Ronaldinho, 36 years old is thinking about his future move. According to his agent, there are proposals from Chinese teams as well as teams from the Major League Soccer. The former Brazil international will want to end his career in style after having won all major trophies.

He is currently available on a free transfer after leaving Fluminense where he played nine matches. He was expected to sign a new contract with the Brazilian club, but things have evolved in such a way that Ronaldinho is now thinking of moving to the Major League Soccer or China.

The agent has ruled out a move for another Brazilian club and would want to seek a move abroad for his client.

There are also reports that Turkish club Trabzonspor might also be interested in signing the midfielder. The Turkish club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary and would want to make a marquee signing to commemorate the event.

Ronaldinho came to prominence on the European scene when he signed from the French team, Paris Saint-Germain in 2001. He will go on to make 86 appearances for the French side and scoring 25 goals along the way.



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