In an interview with the Parisian, Ronaldinho said he was happy to see his friend Lionel Messi evolve in the club from his debut in Europe.
Present in the spans of the Parc des Princes Tuesday evening, Ronaldinho was able to offer himself a great reunion with the supporters. The former player of the club, also passed by FC Barcelona and AC Milan during his rich career, especially witnessed the sluggish victory of Paris Saint-Germain against the Germans of RB Leipzig (3-2), in C1.
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The Parisian goals were scored by Lionel Messi (x2) and Kylian Mbappé. Former Pulga partner at FC Barcelona, Ronaldinho was delighted to see the Argentina international play in this club so special to him. “I’m very happy to see him at the club when I started out in Europe. It’s not something I thought I would see! (Laughs) I was sure he would end his career in Barcelona. And, for me, It was a surprise. As I really like PSG, it was a good surprise but I never thought I would see him play anywhere other than Barcelona “, thus entrusted the Brazilian in an exclusive interview granted to the Parisian. Neymar, his compatriot and friend, was absent.
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But the two men, appeared close in the stands of the Parc des Princes, consoled themselves by spending part of the evening together. Ronaldinho, who recognizes himself in Neymar, has also defended the attacking midfielder Auriverde, less efficient in recent weeks. “We’re all going through tough times. But I think everyone in Brazil knows he’s the greatest player today. It’s just that when things aren’t going well it’s is more difficult for him. Because he’s the biggest. So it’s normal: when things are going well, everything is fine. But when things are not going well, there is more pressure on him “, analyzed the former dribbler.
Finally, Ronaldinho insisted on one point: Messi and Neymar are more than just acquaintances, they are friends. “We played together. And they’re friends. It’s not an idol or fan story. It’s a boyfriend story, and even really good friends. Every time I have it. opportunity to be with them, it’s always a very special moment “. As a reminder, the native of Porto Alegre also confided about Kylian Mbappé, whom he thinks will win a Ballon d’Or during his career.