Friday, 28 March 2008

Ronaldo pays little attention to Pele claim

Ronaldo R9, who is out recovering from a serious knee injury, this last week rejected Pele's claim that Ronaldo will not return to his best, both for AC Milan or Brazil national team.

Pele on Friday said it would be "difficult" for Ronaldo to recover and return to his level of play. "I'm actually glad he said that," Ronaldo told Radio Globo on Sunday night. "We all know Pele is known for making wrong predictions about everything. It usually happens the opposite of what he says."

"I know he is an idol and is asked about all subjects," Ronaldo said. "Sometimes that puts him in difficult situations."

On Sunday, close friend and former Real Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane said he is confident Ronaldo will overcome the knee injury.

"Ronaldo already proved in 2002 that he can overcome very difficult situations," the retired French playmaker said.

The 31-year-old Ronaldo AC Milan striker, a three-time FIFA player of the year, ruptured a tendon in his left knee while playing for AC Milan last month.

"I need to be patient," Ronaldo said. "The first week was tough but I'm confident and ready to face the challenge. I hope to be able to return, and maybe even play for the national team again.

Pele was right in the fact that it will be "difficult" for Ronaldo to come back to this former self, although he faced many challenges on the road to full fitness yet.

We must remain patient and from recent news around, ronaldo r9 is off crutches and feels no pain. This is a victory for footballing world and Ronaldo's family, indeed a small one - full sotry to follow next week.

- The Ronaldo R9 Team

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