Cuca: Ronaldinho is special
Atlético Mineiro coach Cuca has praised Ronaldinho Gaúcho for his performance in the 6-0 rout of Figueirense after the death of his stepfather.
Cuca told reporters: "Ronaldinho is a different player. He has a different technical quality. He has games he did not play as well, but when it goes well, the team is going well."
The coach made it clear however, that they must not get carried away with the victory: "It's a recovery that involves much confidence, takes confidence.
"But also, with this victory, we have to be quiet."
Former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder Ronaldinho played in the six goal rout as he scored a hat trick and set up two goals just after the death of his stepfather.
Brazil boss Mano Menezes recently hinted that the former Seleção star, with 94 caps to his name, could be in line for a return to the national team.
Atlético Mineiro are currently in second place in the Brasileirão after 28 games, six points behind leaders Fluminense.