Leo Messi's words just minutes after losing the Copa América's final for the second year in a row put the football world in alert. The Argentine announced he was leaving the national team, sad, disappointed and with a bit of frustration for having been so close. His words spread around the world while teammates and great football of the Argentinian football were thinking about why he had made that decision, regretting the announcement of the '10'. On Sunday, from India, another 10 like Ronaldinho praised Messi, feeling sorry for the fact he would not come back to play for the Albiceleste.
"That Messi leaves the national team, for me, doesn't change anything. He is still the best player in the world. The respect I have for him doesn't change. If he does leave the national team, the losers will be sport and the fans", commented Gaucho, who is playing the Indian Premier Futsal, in which he scored 5 goals on Sunday.
When asked for the integration of his fellow countryman Neymar at Barça, for one part thanks to Messi's help with whom he still have a good relationship, Ronaldinho remembered a similar situation, when Messi was a youngster and the Brazilian was the star of the team: "I think the focus and dedication I had for Messi was the same as his for Neymar. It is very important for a footballer with experience to share things with the younger ones. That is why I think Neymar's adaptation to Barça has been so fast" explained Ronaldinho, who has still not revealed where he is playing next season, without ruling out the Indian Super League as a potential destination.