Ex-Barça forward Maxi Rolón doesn't want to be compared with Messi, and takes inspiration from Neymar and Ronaldinho
Argentine attacker Maxi Rolón, who was playing for the B team of Barcelona, was officially presented by Santos on Wednesday in Vila Belmiro.
The player says that he doesn't like comparisons with Lionel Messi and even mentioned that his idols at the Catalan club are Brazilians - Neymar and Ronaldinho. Following a delay in his work visa, Maxi Rolón was not registered for the first-round of the Paulistão and can only play if the team advance to the knockout stages of the competition. Maxi said: "I do not like to be compared to Messi. Messi is unique. I'm almost nothing like him actually. I like to be remembered, but he is unique and I will work to be myself."
He added: "I've always liked Neymar and Ronaldinho. I take inspiration from them to improve. There was a proposal from San Lorenzo and other teams, but when Santos wanted me, I didn't think twice. I didn't want to go back to Argentina because the football is different. My football is in Brazil. And I hope I go well."