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.
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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.
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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. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho contemplating his next move”
Supporters of Cardiff City don’t want to see Russell Slade in the club anymore and they have made it very clear with social media overflowing with negative comments involving the 55 year old manager who seems to have lost the love and support from the fans of Cardiff City who are simply waiting and hoping to see him being removed from the managerial position of the club.
Not only are the fans of Cardiff City utilizing social media to voice their disapproval of Russell Slade but it can also be seen and experienced in the actual matches of the English League Championship club as they are booing the manager and the team in itself. This was clearly evident during Cardiff City’s 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest which was played back in December 29 of 2015.
The disappointing performances that the players of Cardiff City have been displaying not only can be seen from their matches in the English League Championship but it also extends to different competitions as they also suffered a 0-1 defeat against Shrewsbury as the time of Russell Slade appears to be running out.
Vincent Tan is the owner of Cardiff City and he is receiving requests from all over the world of sacking Russell Slade as soon as possible. Slade currently has a contract with Cardiff City which expires in the summer but the disapproval that the fans have in relation to the manager is so big that his time in the club might end sooner than what his contract has stated as just about everyone has lost their faith in Slade after all these negative results that Cardiff City has been picking up. Continue Reading “Fans want to see Russell Slade out of Cardiff City”
Ronaldinho Gaucho signed a 2 year long contract with the Mexican outfit Queretaro on September of 2014 but it seems like the Brazilian midfielder will be making his exit sooner than initially expected as all signs are pointing towards Ronaldinho leaving before he fulfills his 2 year-long contract.
Victor Manuel Vucetich is the coach of Queretaro and he has already confirmed his intention of offloading Ronaldinho Gaucho as soon as he can.
Queretaro’s Manuel Vucetich said: “It will depend on various factors and things, but the idea is that he no longer participates for us,”
Earlier in May, Queretaro played a league match against Pachuca which concluded in a 2-0 defeat for Victor Manuel Vucetich and his team. During this match, Ronaldinho was substituted even before the opening 45 minutes of the game had reached and the Brazilian player was so angry that he decided to leave the stadium.
It doesn’t look like Ronaldinho Gaucho and Victor Manuel have a healthy relationship as the player is constantly angry at decisions that the Mexican manager makes and one of the choices that Victor Manuel does which has frustrated Ronaldinho is the decision of benching the Brazilian player for the majority of the last stages of the Mexican league.
Ronaldinho is not a regular starter for Vucetich and it’s pretty obvious that the Brazilian midfielder is growing frustrated about his current situation in Queretaro and a transfer away from the club is the most likely option. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho Gaucho is set to leave Queretaro sooner than expected”
Former Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho has revealed that he recommended Frank Lampard to his former boss Frank Rijkaard. It was the Dutchman who brought Ronaldinho to the Camp Nou in 2006.
The Brazilian went on to dominate world football for a couple of years and he also won the world player of the year award during this period. It was also the time when Ronaldinho came across Lampard when Barcelona played against Chelsea in the Champions League. The England midfielder was a crucial reason behind Chelsea beating the Spanish club on a couple of occasions.
Back then, the England international was revered at Chelsea for his ability to score goals from the midfield. At the peak of his powers, Lampard could score more than 20 goals regularly from the midfield. Ronaldinho says that this ability has been matched by very few midfielders in history and that signing the England international would have helped Barcelona to become an even bigger force in world football. Continue Reading “Ronaldinho recommended Frank to his Boss”