"If I had a wife like Figo's, I'd have partied a lot less" - Ronaldo
Ronaldo Nazário and Roberto Carlos spoke about their time together as Real Madrid players. "Florentino said I should stay in more - like Figo"
Ronaldo Nazário and Roberto Carlos spoke about their time together as Real Madrid players to Onda Cero. The two Brazilians, now long retired from playing, currently work as ambassadors for the club.
Ronaldo said he would often put partying over his professional duties, and was even told to tone down his partying lifestyle by president Florentino Pérez: “I trained really badly during the first 10 years of my sporting career. I was expected to run the same as Roberto Carlos or Cafú but I just couldn't do it. I suffered a lot of injuries because of training”, the former No.9 explained.
"I arrived late for training twice in the same week. The first time, [Arrigo] Sacchi came over and spent 15 minutes shouting at me, and then he fined me. When it happened again, a few days later, before he got a chance to speak I said: 'the talking to, or the fine...'”.
“Florentino told me that I should stay at home more and not go out so much. I said I should look at Figo as an example to follow and I said, with all due respect, that if I had a wife like Figo, I would also stay at home more. I have spent more nights with Roberto Carlos than all of the women I have been married to put together”.
Roberto Carlos - "Zidane laughs more now than he did then"
Left-back Roberto Carlos spoke about how he sees the current Madrid team: "Marcelo is in a sensational moment of form and for me, Dani Carvajal's the best right -back in Europe while Marcelo in the world's No.1 in his position”, he explained. "Zidane laughs a lot more now than he did back when we were players. If I was at another club, I would be quitely hoping they sack him because what he is doing, I have only seen a few times in my life".
- Luis Suárez6Goals
*Update 18 de octubre de 2016
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