Ronaldinho’s coach at Atletico Mineiro recounts hilarious excuse by the star for coming late to practice.
Ronaldinho is widely considered as one of the greatest to have graced the game of football. He was agile, creative, accurate and skilful. On his day he could put the best of defenders to shame. For an entire generation, Ronaldinho will always be the reason why they fell in love with the beautiful game of football.
You know Ronaldinho had to be our first ever tweet. Embarrassing Pirlo, Gattuso and Nesta like it’s nothing. 🤤 pic.twitter.com/QkNtoYxmLU
— Tekkers (@TekkersMedia) July 18, 2019
Fall from Grace
One issue that plagued him for most of his career was discipline, or rather the lack of it. To many, it was painful, watching their idol fall from grace. Any player worth their salt will consider themselves successful if they manage to achieve half of what the Brazilian legend achieved. However, the fact that a lot of ‘What if’s’ surround his career is testimony to the enormous potential he had. Only Ronaldinho can make two FIFA world player of the year and one Ballon D’or look meager.
I enjoyed watching Ronaldinho vastly more than I ever enjoyed watching Messi.
Don’t @ me.
— Michael Smith Balon D’Or (@eckauskas) July 22, 2019
However, an argument can be made that it is this madness that drove him to become the absolute best player at one point of time. One without the other was probably not possible. Although, one can now look at his misdemeanors with a little more fondness.
Ronaldinho’s coach at Atletico Mineiro recounts hilarious excuse by the star for coming late
In an interview with ESPN, Ronaldinho’s coach at Atletico Mineiro shared a hilarious anecdote regarding the Brazilian and his tendency to make excuses.
“Ronaldinho had the best excuses. One time he arrived late: -We’ve been waiting for you 30 minutes!” “Damn Cucao, my driver screwed me! I told him practice was at 9 and he insisted it was at 9:30”
He later added that Ronaldinho kept the locker room together. He also said that he gave the team the confidence that they needed to get to the next level.
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