Ronaldinho is one of the best footballers of the early 21st century. He won the Golden Ball in 2005. The Brazilian is first of all famous for his performances for “Barcelona”. By the way, you can place bets on all the matches involving the team on iBet789.
At “Barcelona”, the midfielder spent 5 years from 2003 to 2008. However, by the end of his stay in Catalonia, he had lost interest in the game. If he helped the “Barcelona” to win the Primera and the Champions League in his first seasons, then his motivation has disappeared after winning the main club tournament of the Old World.
The 2007/2008 campaign was his last one at “Barcelona”. It took a long time for Ronaldinho to find his optimal form. Because of the constant parties and non-compliance with the sports regime, the player gained weight and did not show his strong qualities.
As a result, Ronaldinho played a total of 26 matches in all competitions in that campaign. Only 17 of them were in the Primera (less than half of the tournament distance). He managed to score 9 times in the opponents’ goal. By the way, the matches of all La Liga teams are covered on iBet 789. That is why you can regularly bet on them.
Ronaldinho’s extremely unconvincing play was one of the reasons why “Barcelona” in the 2007/2008 season did not fight for a single trophy. In summer 2008, the Catalans changed their coach. Josep Guardiola joined the team and immediately declared he did not need the services of a Brazilian midfielder. So, the player left the team, where he became a real star. Later, not counting the period in “Milan”, the midfielder was forced to hang around secondary teams. Moreover, he had problems with motivation everywhere.
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Ronaldinho is a classic example of a player who, after achieving his goals, completely loses motivation. That’s what happened to him after he won the Champions League in 2006. By the way, download the iBet789 app to place your bets on the matches of this tournament.
In general, during the 2006/2007 season it was evident that the Brazilian played without his former ardor. His regression only became worse in the next campaign. The reasons for his unsuccessful performance could also be mentioned:
- Disagreements with the head coach. Frank Rijkaard tried to talk sense into the player, but he failed.
- Injuries. Due to the violation of the sports regime, the Brazilian began to get injured more often, he needed time to recover.
- Lack of desire to play. Ronaldinho only occasionally showed his class when he wanted it.
It was impossible to count on such a player in the long run, so the decision of the Catalans to part with him was justified. Download the app of the company iBet789 to follow the team in the future. It will make your predictions faster and more convenient.