Ronaldinho, a former team mate of Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has faulted the former Super Eagles captain move to England.
Both legends were teammates at Paris Saint-Germain in France and the former world footballer of the year was full 9f praise for the African enigma.
Ronaldinho felt Okocha’s skills would be better appreciated in Spain or Italy instead of England where he opted to play for Bolton Wanderers and also captained the team.
This is what he has to say of Okocha:
“In La Liga or Serie A, he would definitely get a chance to play for a big team because they love skilled players over there. In England, you stand no chance of playing for a big team if you’re that skilled. They think it’s not necessary.”
The Brazilian himself had an offer from Manchester United but opted for Barcelona in Spain which was a success for him.
On Okocha’s skills, he said: “That man made football listen to him. At training, we would watch him doing a freestyle; whatever he wanted to do, the ball would do it. But his problem is that he was too keen to move to England.”