Rivaldo criticises Mogi MirimThe midfielder made 74 appearances for the national side -
The president and midfielder has spoken out against the lack of support for his club from fans, businessmen and local authorities.
Following the 1-0 defeat to Ituano on Saturday, the 2002 World Cup winner spoke out about the lack of support the club has.
“These people who criticise can sit with me and Wilson (Bonetti, entrepreneur) on Monday and we’ll all look at the calculations. Where are the big companies or bankers that are giving money to Mogi Mirim? I want to see why nobody is helping,” Rivaldo said.
“I’m not from here and I’m doing what people from this city should be doing.”
“It’s strange for me because I was a world champion and played at many stadiums with the best supporters in the world. Here it’s like I’m having a kickabout in front of 600 people. For me, it’s embarrassing. I could be doing anything with my time: at the beach, in a snack bar or any any place in Brazil. I could be watching a Barcelona match.”
“Come to the ground and let’s get 5000 people in here. I’m from outside and I have to make Mogi big? It’s people from here that have to make Mogi big,” completed the 41-year-old.
Mogi’s next home game is against Santos on June 6.