Ronnie reveals retirement plans
AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho wants to finish his career with a 'golden key' in Brazil.
Last Updated: 29/12/09 9:21pm
AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho wants to finish his career with a 'golden key' by winning a championship in Brazil.
The 29-year-old, who rejected suggestions he will retire at the end of the season earlier in 2009, has indicated that he would like to end his playing days in his homeland after watching the success of compatriot Adriano at Flamengo.
Ronaldinho, formerly a European and World Footballer of the Year at Barcelona, has stated that his dream would be to follow suit and then retire in Brazil.
He told TV Globo: "I have never had the possibility to win the Brazilian championship.
"Seeing Adriano, who is a friend, become a champion with Flamengo has given me inspiration.
"This would mean that I would close my career with a golden key."
The playmaker also wants to regain a place in Brazil's national team in order to win the 2010 World Cup, which would be a follow-up to his success in 2002.
When asked about the subject, he said: "It would be the realisation of a dream for me. But I will avoid speaking about the subject, as it could put pressure on certain people.
"It is logical that I want to win another World Cup for Brazil."