The nominees for the ballon d’or award have been revealed but there is one name missing- Ronaldinho’s. First of all, Ronaldinho is still a great player even with his current form. Let me explain why. Talent (what ronaldinho has) is something someone is born with. You cannot learn it even if you dedicated your entire lifetime to it. Skill on the other hand is something you can learn. There are many skilful players today but very few talented ones
There is no doubt that Ronaldinho is one of the most gifted players of his generation. His attitude and apptoach to the game has earned him millions of fans worldwide. I have though to disagree with all the nay sayers out there telling us his career is over. That his best days are long gone.
When you score all the 23 goals in a 23-0 rout of a team know that you are special. However, i am not going to act like an ostritch and bury my head in the sand and pretend that his current form is impressive. No, neither will i agree that he should hung up his boots.
The reason why there is so much talk surrounding this player is simply due to the fact that a lot is expected of him. Here is a little piece of advice to anyone seeking to set new records in whatever they do. Be consistent. Once you set the standards, maintain or surpass it but never reduce on it.
I know that when the list of legendary players is rolled out one name you are bound to find is Ronaldinho’s. However it is also important for him to have a stellar career with Milan to hush all his doubters. With 12 goals already to his name in the red and black stripped Milan shirt, he is bound to succeed.
And in case you forgot just how lethal Gaucho is, you have to go back to November 2005 to the classico match where he scored two goals for Barca in a 3-0 drubbing of arch rivals Real Madrid at the Bernebeu.
Even Madrid fans had to appreciate his ingenuity by giving him a standing ovation. All Milan fans will be hoping that he can do the same when they face the Merengues on Wednesday.