Ronaldinho was forceful in defending Lionel Messi from criticism after being eliminated from the Champions League

The elimination of PSG from the Champions League still continues to give something to talk about. Leo MessiNeymar, Mbappé and company said goodbye prematurely to the competition after having reached the final and the semifinals in the two previous editions.

The whistles and boos they fell from the stands in the following match at the Parc des Princes despite the thrashing against Bordeaux. Criticism was felt in Paris, especially towards the Argentinebrand new reinforcement in the attack of the team led by Mauricio Pochettino.

One of the best friends that football gave him spoke about it. ronaldinhowith whom he shared three years and four months in Barcelona, came out to defend him from the detractors and assured that The flea “He will be number one in the world again.”

Parisian fans booed Messi after elimination from the Champions League (Reuters)

“Football is like that. The team is not in a great moment right now and people question it”recognized the Brazilian from Mexico, where he is to be honored with admission to the Pachuca Soccer Hall of Fame.

“It is difficult to question Messi after everything he has done for football, So I think that soon he will win titles again and he will be number one in the world again, which for me has never ceased to be, “he said.

This Sunday PSG will return to the scene when they visit Monaco for date 29 of Ligue 1, a competition that they comfortably lead with a 15-point advantage over their immediate pursuers, Nice and Marseille.

Ronaldinho visited Messi during his first season at PSG
Ronaldinho visited Messi during his first season at PSG

At the same time, dinosaur He also referred to the present that Barcelona is going through after being eliminated from the Champions League: “It is going through a difficult time, I hope he recovers quickly because it’s a club that I’m very fond of”.

Finally, he made reference to what happened with the pitched battle that took place in the Querétaro stadium last week: “I have seen everything that happened and for me it is hard to believe because I have lived there. I never imagined that something like this would happen, I send a big hug to all the friends I have made in Querétaro, I hope that soon they can have a normal life and soccer.”

The world champion with the Brazilian team in 2002 arrived in September 2014 to Liga MX and wore the jersey of the Albiazules for one season until in June 2015 he terminated his contract.


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