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Ronaldo Nazario: "I did not want to leave Barcelona, ​​but I was not valued"

Published:12/02/2020 - 12:32h

Updated:12/02/2020 - 12:32h

Ronaldo Nazario showed his tremendous quality at FC Barcelona, ​​but for economic reasons he ended up leaving. Finally, he ended up in the eternal rival, Real Madrid

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Ronaldo Nazario only played a season in the FC Barcelona, but his goals and his tremenda quality enamoraron to the barcelonismo from the first moment. Finally, when it had to him renew pra improve his conditions salariales, there was a desencuentro between the Catalan club and the representatives of the player that finish with the Brazilian in the Inter of Milan.

In an interview for LaLiga 90 Anniversary, Ronaldo explained his exit of the Barça. "I had signed the agreement renewing at the end of the season and went me of trip with Brazil, and to the five days called me to say me that it could not follow with the renewal. Never it was in my hands. I had the wish to follow. If the club did not value me like that it had to be, was not in my hands this decision. It had liked me remain me", commented.

"I did not want to go me of the Barcelona, but the decision never was in my hands"

Ronaldo did not have it easy when it decided to leave of the Barça. The 'búfalo' suffered grave injuries in the knee that did not allow him play too much and neither achieved to recover the level that had showed in the Camp Nou. Once recovered, did not have all the opportunities that to him had liked him, by what in 2002 was had to go back to the City Condal and to go back to get dressed of Barcelona.

Joan Gaspart, the then president, was had to try to recover to the Brazilian, but topó with the opinion of Go Gaal, the then technical, that did not refuse his incorporation. Here it appeared Florentino Pérez to carry to Ronaldo and join it to the project of the 'galactic', in which had a paper stood out but without arriving to the level that had showed like Barcelona.

His stage in the Real Madrid

In the same interview, Ronaldo Nazario wanted to boast of madridismo. "I was to Madrid because it wanted to play in the Madrid. My illusion was to play a day in the Madrid and litigated until the last moment to come. I played with Roberto Carlos in the selection of Brazil and he said me all what represented the Madrid and what lived he in the Madrid. This remained me and years afterwards wanted to see it with my own eyes it", affirmed.

The Brazilian ensured to remain marvelled. "I was to the Madrid and the truth is that it was bigger that what said Roberto and of what could imagine me. The Madrid, go where go, is Real Madrid. There is a big expectancy and a big pressure. They are the best players of the world. It loved me know that it was enormous and that it could help to this club to be even more big", manifested.

Also rememoró the era of the 'Galactic'. "There was a lot of expectancy by the galactic and at the end gave a lot of show, went a winning generation, that has changed the way to do the businesses inside the football. Since all the teams have generated more money, have sold better the players... There it was the big change of the new was of the football", sentenced.


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