The Portuguese ace paid a tribute to his former Barça teammate's quality in an interview to SkySports
The impact Ronaldinho had on Barcelona is undisputed. One of the best companions he had in that Barça was Deco. The Portuguese mentioned it in an interview to SkySports he took advantage of to underline the Brazilian's quality. "Ronaldinho had more talent than the current Messi and Ronaldo", the Portuguese said without any doubts.
Deco also played with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, in Barça and in Portugal's national team respectively. "When we played together, Cristiano was young, athletic and very competitive. Messi worked very hard to do what he does with Barça. But what Ronaldinho did was natural, a special ability", he added on British television. In his last moments at Barça, Deco played with Leo Messi and he was alongside 'Ronnie' one of the players that helped the most with the Argentine's integration. The most impressive season of Deco with the Blaugrana shirt on was the 2005/06 season, in which he was one of the pillars of the team that won the club's second Champion's League trophy in Paris.