Atlético Mineiro forward Diego Tardelli expecting Ronaldinho to stay
Atlético Mineiro forward Diego Tardelli has targeted keeping the squad that won the Copa Libertadores together and firmly believes Ronaldindo will stay with the team for 2014.
On the disappointment of the FIFA Club World Cup, Tardelli admitted it would take a while to get rid of the bad memories but wants the Belo Horizonte based club to try to banish them quickly and start the season well.
“We have to play to erase the shame from the FIFA Club World Cup, which will take a while to forget but we need to start with the right foot and face (frame of mind) in the Libertadores, in the same way we did this year.
“Hopefully everybody stays, everyone that helped us win the Libertadores.”
One player who has been linked with a move away from Atlético Mineiro is Brazilian legend Ronaldinho but his fellow team mate believes he will stay with Galo.
Tardelli believes he will renew his contract and try to fight for the Copa Libertadores again.
“I do not know, so we talked and I believe that he will yes,” Tardelli responded when asked if Ronaldinho will sign an extension.
A credit to the Atlético board is that other than Bernard they have kept the majority of the 2013 squad together and Tardelli hopes that will continue.