Argentine star Lionel Messi started his career early on the side of FC Barcelona in the first team. When he joined the Blaugrana team, he was supervised by Ronaldinho.
The number 10 of FC Barcelona at that time had reached out to him and helped him not only to grow but also to have confidence in himself.
Today, the one affectionately nicknamed the Pulga has become one of the best players in history and has 6 gold balls. A record never equaled in the history of football.
It is in light of what Ronaldinho brought him that Lionel Messi decided to pay tribute to him by declaring this:
” Ronaldinho has helped me a lot,” said the Blaugrana forward. I entered the locker room at 16-17 years old. Seeing all these football giants should make things difficult for me. But he (Ronaldinho) framed me and put me at ease, and I relaxed. Then, in the field, I always looked for it but we didn’t have many years to enjoy it together. Besides, we hadn’t played as much at that time. I would have liked to play more with Ronaldinho. “
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