Ronaldinho, a former PSG and Barca player, spoke to RMC Sport ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on May 28, which he will attend as part of an Expedia operation , partner of the competition. He is also surprised by the criticism of the stars of PSG.
Sixteen years after his coronation with FC Barcelona, Ronaldinho will return to the Stade de France for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on May 28 as part of the “La route 10 du Freestyle Tour” operation. ” from Expedia, partner of the competition which wins eight places for the shock. The Brazilian will accompany the eight lucky winners (try your luck here) during a tour in Paris, then during the final. The former PSG playmaker retains fond memories of his coronation in C1 with Barça in 2006 against Arsenal (2-1) in the French enclosure. He confided in RMC Sport on this evening but also on the Parisian news.
What are your memories of the final in 2006 at the Stade de France?
For me it was a special moment, in a city that I love very much. Winning a Champions League there was great. I always think about that.
Did the atmosphere in the stadium also mark you?
Yes. I remember it well. It was a remarkable moment. Our luck was to win. For me it was really special, in this city that I love very much.
What do you think of this Champions League final poster? What’s your favourite?
Two great teams. They have very good players. I wish them the best. Real Madrid is very good. He does a great job. But as I really like Barca, I’m with Liverpool (laughs).
How do you view the PSG season? Should everything be changed?
I don’t understand because there are all the great players. And you want to change everything? What do you want to have, the worst players in the world? (laughs) We have to wait for them to understand this new way of living and playing football. And the rest will come slowly. This adaptation is normal, to do things well.
“Neymar, Di Maria, Messi… The greatest players are together. If you’re not happy with that, who are you going to play with?”
Should Neymar still stay at PSG?
He’s one of the best players in the world. He has had several injuries this year. When he’s at 100% he’s a really special player for this team. Neymar, Di Maria, Messi… The greatest players are together. If you’re not happy with that, who are you going to play with?
What advice would you give Mbappé on his future? How should he announce his choice, whether he is leaving or staying?
I have no advice. I love her so much. The most important thing is that he is happy, the rest will come normally. He will become the best player in the world. The rest is up to him to decide where he will play and what he wants to do.
What is your assessment of this Ligue 1 season? Is it still a good championship?
Sure. It is a very complicated championship. It is more and more difficult for the other clubs elsewhere. It’s a championship that I always want to see.
Is Benzema a favorite for the Ballon d’Or?
I love Benzema. He is a player with enormous qualities. And this is not from today, it has been for a very long time. This season, things are going very well for him. I hope he will win as many individual titles as possible.