Ronaldinho Opens Up On His Close Relationship With Messi At Barcelona

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Ronaldinho has lifted the lid on his close relationship with former [/sport/teampages/barcelona.html Barcelona] team-mate [/sport/lionelmessi/index.html Lionel Messi] and explained how the two were perfectly in-sync on the pitch.
The [/news/brazil/index.html Brazil] legend, often regarded as one of the finest talents of his generations, played with Messi for https://community.thulo.com/blog/104550/kids-on-the-iphone-ipad-or-mac-too-long-set-parental-controls-with-apples-s/ five years between 2003-08 during his time at Barcelona.
Ronaldinho and Messi went on to form a formidable partnership and helped Barcelona to win several trophies, including two La Ligas and the Champions League before the 2002 World Cup winner departed for [/sport/teampages/acmilan.html AC Milan]. 
Ronaldinho opened up on close relationship he had with Lionel Messi during Barcelona days
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The 39-year-old, who hung up his boots in 2015, has revealed that he and Messi formed a bond almost immediately. 
'When I arrived at Barcelona, there was already talk of a kid who stood out,' Ronaldinho told Panenka magazine.
'Then we were friends; we started playing together and got on very well. He arrived being different to all the others, and we spoke with [Frank] Rijkaard so that he came to train with us - it was all very fast.
The Brazilian legend revealed the two stars had a perfect understanding on the pitch
'I was lucky enough to give him the pass for his first goal. Over time, it's very nice to see someone who starts out so close to you and then conquers the world.'
Ronaldinho said their chemistry grew over time, and praised the six-time Ballon d'Or winner for his attitude on and off the the pitch.
He added: 'We were always very close. We learned things, he taught me Spanish and I taught him Portuguese, but with the ball we understood each other perfectly.
'I'd be left amazed by how calm he is. That's something I love about him; he never gets into trouble, he's always with his family and those closest to him. Leo has everything, he didn't need anything from me.'
The South Americans enjoyed five successful years together at Barcelona between 2003-08
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