Brazilian Star Fires Back at Ronaldinho Over Copa America Criticism

Brazilian Star Fires Back at Ronaldinho Over Copa America Criticism

A Brazil star has aimed a dig at Ronaldinho following his comments on the national team.

Ronaldinho revealed in a furious rant that he won’t be watching the national team any longer as he accused the Brazil players of showing ‘a lack of love for the shirt’. 

The 44-year-old announced his ‘resignation’ from being associated with Brazil and stated that many of the players who represent the national team are ‘average’.

‘That’s it folks, I’ve had enough,’ Ronaldinho wrote on Instagram.

‘This is a sad moment for those who love Brazilian soccer. It’s getting hard to find the spirit to watch the games. This is perhaps one of the worst teams in recent years, it has no respectable leaders, only average players for the majority.

A Brazil star has aimed a dig at Ronaldinho following his comments on the national team

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‘I’ve been following football since I was a kid, long before I thought about becoming a player, and I’ve never seen a situation as bad as this. Lack of love for the shirt, lack of grit and the most important of all: football.

‘I’ll repeat, our performance has been one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Such a shame. I therefore declare my resignation. I will not watch any CONMEBOL Copa America game, nor celebrate any victory.’ 

Raphinha remarked that he heard that Ronaldinho asked Vinicius Junior for tickets to watch Brazil games. 

Raphinha said he heard that Ronaldinho asked Vinicius Junior for tickets to watch Brazil games

Raphinha said he heard that Ronaldinho asked Vinicius Junior for tickets to watch Brazil games

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Raphinha said: ‘Ronaldinho’s statement? I don’t know if that was an adv or not but… few days ago, I’m told he asked Vini Jr for tickets to come see our games (laughs)’.

‘In any case, I was surprised and I don’t agree with his statement’.

Ronaldinho made his comments following Brazil’s 1-1 draw with USA in a friendly.

One of the most legendary players in Brazil’s history, Ronaldinho scored 33 goals in 97 caps between 1999 and 2013.

He won the Copa America in 1999 and the World Cup three years later. 

In the Copa America Brazil will face Costa Rica, Paraguay and Colombia in the group stages. 

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