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Makélélé fed up with Ronaldinho: "I'm going to send you to hospital"

Claude Makelele disputa un balón con Ronaldinho durante el partido entre el Chelsea y el Barcelona en la fase de grupos de la Champions 2006-2007.

KIERAN DOHERTY

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Makélélé said he was fed up with Ronaldinho's dribbling around him and threatened him before the Brazilian responded by apologising and giving the ball back.

Former Real Madrid and France midfielder, Claude Makelele spoke about a time when he tried to intimidate Ronaldinho and threatened to injure the Brazilian and Barcelona attacker.

"Hey pal, I'd prefer it you dribbled with good manners. But these tricks of yours are from the PlayStation," he said,

"I'll send you to the hospital," Makelele said menacingly.

Ronaldinho's response to the threat from Makelele

What did Ronaldinho do? "He gave me the ball and apologised," Makelele says.

The  former Real Madrid, Celta, Chelsea and PSG player told the anecdote William Gallas in an interview on RMC Sport.

"Zidane was was an artist," Makelele said. "Every movement he did was to move a little further forward in attack. Regarding this, there's nothing to say. The same thing happened with Ronaldinho until the moment he started to abuse it."