Menezes has given the Milan star a chance for inclusion in his squad if he continues with his remarkable form which helped the Serie A giants finish third in the league last season. Breaking his silence on the Dinho saga, Menezes has ‘left the door open’ for the 30 year old star who still creates a buzz whenever he takes to the pitch.
As we all know, Ronnie failed to make it to the World Cup because of lack of form and fitness. Of course, these were the reasons given by the then coach Carlos Dunga but we all know the real reason Dunga did not select him was because of grudge that he is yet to live down.
Ronaldinho humiliated Dunga ( you need to watch to see how bad it really was) while they both still used to play in Brazil and this little incident has been the bone of contention ever since.
At only 30, Ronaldinho is still very young. In fact, i would not be surprised if he made it to Menezes squad for the next World Cup. Should that happen, it would be the icing on the cake for a such a glittering career. Winning the World Cup on home soil is the dream of every player.
Dunga might have denied Ronaldinho the chance to play in this year’s edition but to coin a very wise saying, lightning does not struck the same place twice. If Ronaldinho makes it to the World Cup and Brazil win it, it will give the fans even more reason to hate Dunga.
“Ronaldinho in the national team? I am working towards World Cup 2014. ‘Dinho is not old and won’t be for Brazil,” the coach told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“His qualities cannot be questioned and his last season at Milan was good, but the previous two or three were poor.
“If he returns to being what he used to then I will call him.”
With Brazil’s current crop of players, many myself included believe this is the squad that could win that record 6th title. Ronaldinho’s inclusion will only strengthen them. With the Copa America coming up, this bit of news could inspire the Milan ace to reproduce a form that many though had long departed from him.
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