He was one of the biggest talents and had knowledge and skills. To this day, he remains the most attractive football player the world has ever seen. With dribbles, he threw the best defenders to their knees, with millimeter-precise shots, he threw the best goalkeepers of his era into despair.
Ronaldinho will be remembered as one of the best players of all time, so whenever he speaks, the whole football world listens carefully. In an interview with Radio Marca, he spoke about interesting topics and pointed out that he sees himself among active football players in Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
It is true that such a football player will not be born again, but Ronaldinho's skills can be seen in the traces of the only ones. Yet he was an idol to many generations. "There are a large number of players with similar characteristics.
Mbappe, Neymar and Messi are players I like to see on the field," said the Brazilian. Many compare the star of Paris Saint-Germain with Ronaldo de Lima, but Ronaldinho does not agree. "He doesn't remind me of him," he pointed out briefly.
He also recalled the time when he met Messi in Barcelona. "As soon as I saw him I could see the quality he had and he knew he was going to do something great. We get along great, he's a great friend." He spent five years in Barcelona, winning two Primera titles, two Spanish Super Cups, and a Champions League trophy.
As a member of the Blaugrana, he also won the only Golden Ball of his career.
Barcelona and Pedri
The Catalan club went through a turbulent period, but under the leadership of another former Ronaldinho teammate Xavi, they are doing good.
The Brazilian is optimistic. "He was a great friend and teammate. It was obvious even then that he would go that way because he also looked like a coach on the field. He understands very well how football works." In the superlatives, he talked about the new star of Barcelona, the super-talented Pedri.
"He is very good and has great quality. He will write history," Ronaldinho said about the current winner of the Golden Boy award, which is given to the best young players in the world. In today's football, we lack players like Ronaldinho, and it seems that we will have to wait a long time for such a person to appear.
Football has become a marketing today and is increasingly 'robotized', but while there are players like Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar, we will continue to enjoy football.