We watched Okocha freestyling in training, he made football listened to him – Ronaldinho
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira popularly known as Ronaldinho Gaucho has said Austin Okocha made football listen to him.
The Brazillian who played alongside Austin Okocha during their time together at Paris Saint-Germain from 2001 to 2003, said they would watch the Nigerian freestyling during training.
“Jay Jay Okocha, woow !! that man made football to listen to him.
“At training, we would watch him doing a freestyle, whatever he wanted the ball to do, the ball would do it.”
According to the quotes made available by Frank KhalidUK, Ronaldinho believes Okocha would have received more recognition if he went to Italy, or Spain instead of England.
“But his problem is that he was too keen to move to England.
“I didn’t like the decision, at least in Italy or Spain, there, they allow you to play your skilled football without interfering with your play.
“In La Liga or Serie A, he would definitely get a chance to play for a big team, because they love skilled players over there.
“In England, you stand no chance of playing for a big team if you’re that skilled. They think it is not necessary.”
Ronaldinho : "Jay Jay Okocha, woow !! that man made football to listen to him. At Training we would watch him doing a freestyle, whatever he wanted the ball to do, the ball would do it. But his problem is that he was too keen to move to England. I didn't like the decision, at… pic.twitter.com/RPi8oC1hfr
— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) March 25, 2023
It is not the first time that Ronaldinho would give Okocha his flowers, the Barcelona legend once mentioned Austin Okocha, and Carlos Valderrama as the only two number 10 he admired through his official Twitter page.