The 44-year-old former Real Madrid star, Ronaldo Nazario, predicted that Paris Saint-Germain would not win the Champions League this season, despite the Paris club’s inclusion of Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo and the experience with Real Madrid
And the president of Spanish club Valladolid, who plays in the Spanish second division, Ronaldo, said in an interview with him on the “DAZN” website, in talking about the period he spent as a player in Real Madrid “Merenge”, “The strength of the team does not translate at all into winning an important title like the Champions League.” Europe”.
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Ronaldo added, “It is now too early to predict which team will win the Champions League,” adding: “The picture will form in the advanced stages of the tournament, and there are many factors on the field that affect the results.”
Ronaldo and the Champions League title
He continued, “I played with Real Madrid for nearly five seasons and did not win the Champions League with the team.”
He added, “Winning is not done automatically even if you have the best players in your team like Messi, and this applies to Paris Saint-Germain.”
And about the similarity of the way he played with the French Paris Saint-Germain star “PSG”, Ronaldo replied, “It is true that we have common qualities between us, and spherical techniques that he implements quickly in matches.”
Paris Saint-Germain and the Messi deal
In a related context, the Paris Saint-Germain team succeeded in contracting the former Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, after the “Blaugrana” administration allowed the player to leave in view of the financial and structural obstacles that prevented the renewal of his contract with the Argentine flea and his stay in the ranks of the Catalan team.
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Paris Saint-Germain took advantage of the opportunity to succeed in signing the precious gem Lionel Messi, with a contract for two full seasons, with the option to extend for a new additional season, with a free transfer deal worth 40 million euros for the season, according to French media.
The financial crisis
And it was not only Messi, in the last moments of the end of the summer transfer season, Barcelona loaned French star Antoine Griezmann to his former club, Atletico Madrid, in order to get rid of his huge salary of 150 million euros in the only season.
This came as a result of the financial crisis that the Spanish club Barcelona, “the Blaugrana” has been going through since the tenure of former President Josep Maria Bartomeu, and it worsened with the repercussions of the Corona virus epidemic, and the value of the financial deficit and the accumulated debt is estimated at about 1.3 billion dollars.
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