AC Milan coach Leonardo has sent out a warning fellow Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho that it is time for him to regain his stunning form of old before it is too late.
Leonardo said before his league debut as a coach in Milan’s Serie A opener at Siena on Saturday that Ronaldinho is getting better and that he is returning. He also added that it is now or never for Ronaldinho and that now is his moment for AC Milan and for the national team.
The two time FIFA World Player of the Year winner has had a career that has been sliding since Brazil’s disappointing 2006 World Cup campaign after helping Barcelona win the Champions League and a second consecutive Spanish title that year.
The playmaker made a bright start after moving to Milan last year but faded out of contention for a starting slot following a knock and lost his national team place as a result however Kaka’s move to Real Madrid means that Ronaldinho will get a chance to prove that he is still a match-winner in Serie A and Leonardo said that he must grab it by showing greater consistency.
Leonardo said that it was beautiful to see him in training today and that he must do what he did today all the time. Leonardo also said that he will do everything to get Ronaldinho and the whole team at their best.