Ronaldinho still has hopes of playing in the 2014 World Cup
The Atletico Mineiro forward acknowledges that ‘the whole world is watching’ the FIFA Club World Cup and hopes to prove that he is still good enough to play for the Brazilian national team.
For the 33 year-old, the Club World Cup in Morocco has extra significance. Victory in the competition would not only be a highlight of Ronaldinho’s career, but might also give him another opportunity to play for the Seleção.
“At the moment I’m only thinking about the Galo and am 100% focused on bringing happiness to the fans and on representing my club and country at the Club World Cup,” said the ex-Barcelona and Milan star.
“I always want to prove that I’m in good form and I want to be involved at the pinnacle of football, the Seleção.”
Despite making clear his intention to play for Brazil again in the future, Ronaldinho refused to be drawn on where his future may lay after the Club World Cup.
“We don’t need to talk about this. Everybody is focused on these two games and whatever happens afterwards will do so naturally.”
With his contract up at the end of the year, Ronaldinho may leave the city of Belo Horizonte to play elsewhere in 2014 with Besiktas of Turkey the favourites to sign the 2002 World Cup winner.
The Galo face the hosts, Raja Casablanca, in today’s semi-final with the winner taking on Bayern Munich in Saturday’s final.