Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho Gaucho, has been thrilling Serie A fans with his excellent form. He leads the league in assists, and after a tripletta against Siena, has 9 goals.
Last year, he was heavily criticized for his seeming lack of interest, poor form, and partying ways. He was left out of Dunga’s set up with the Brazilian Selecao, and this season appears to be a bold statement. If Dinho continues to play this way, Dunga will be pressured to select him for South Africa.
Ronaldinho has won the FIFA World Footballer of the Year on two occasions. His technique is unsurpassed. He represents the creative philosophy of Brazilian futebol.
For fans of world football, it is a pleasure to see him return to the world stage where he belongs.
Game highlights of Dinho.
During warm-ups before Milan x Siena.
In His Own Words
“Sappiamo che bisogna lavorare ancora molto per il titolo – aggiunge l’attaccante del Milan -, ma possiamo andare lontano in tutte e tre le competizioni. Mi sento amato, la gente mi rispetta molto, questo mi fa piacere e mi aiuta a fare del mio meglio e dare emozioni ai tifosi.
L’Inter è tra le squadre più forti al mondo, con uno degli allenatori più forti al mondo, bisogna rispettarli e continuare a lavorare bene per batterli”.
“We know that we still have to work more for the title, but we can go far in all three competitions. I feel loved, the people respect me a great deal, and this pleases me and helps me to give my best and provide the supporters with great feelings.
Inter Milan is one of the strongest teams in the world with one of the best managers in the world. We need to respect them and continue to work well to beat them.”
Italian source: La Gazzetta dello Sport, 18 January 2010.
Translation by Steve Amoia of World Football Commentaries.