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25.08.2010 23:24

Pinto: "I am really happy"

Roger Bogunyà

Ronaldinho was delighted with the reception that he received from the FC Barcelona supporters after returning to Camp Nou with AC Milan for the Trofeo Joan Gamper game on Wednesday evening.

The Brazilian was the centre of attention before kick off when he was given the farewell that he did not receive when leaving two years ago. “It is a just great and I am immensely proud,” he said.

Barça won the trophy on penalties after David Villa and Fillipo Inzaghi had scored in a 1-1 draw.

Below is what some of the players had to say after the match:


“I am happy. It is important to score because it brings confidence.”

“I am very happy. I am delighted with the support I received. I did not want to let people down. The fans gave me such warmth before I had done anything.”

“I think we have here now a very solid team. When you see it you can see that there is a strong desire to continue winning. The people that have come in, like Adriano and myself, we want to do even more to make this club great.”

“It will be a difficult season, but we hope we can have great success.”

“There is a great atmosphere in the dressing room. There is a great human quality. It is great to come here to work every morning.”


“Gerard [Piqué] is a great central defender and it was easy to play alongside him.”

“I spent all pre-season with the first-team and then I picked up a knock, but now I am back and at the start I will play for Barça Atlètic although I am ready to be called upon.”

“I think Ronaldinho deserves so much because Barça were in a bad way before he arrived.”


2010-08-25_PARTIDO_47.JPG“You have to have luck. In pre-season they took penalties against me and scored.”

“The Gamper is our trophy and we give great importance to it.”

“Ronaldinho seemed to be in great form and he enjoyed playing. He is a good person and the homage paid to him was good. It was a day that everyone enjoyed.”


“Pinto is a specialist at penalties. He Works on them and when he comes up against one he always does his best.”

“Ronaldinho is a player that thoroughly deserves a tribute. I am pleased for him because he returned home. He deserved a night like this.”

“I suffered against him on numerous occasions. I am an unconditional fans of his play and his quality and the what he has done for football.”

“What Ronaldinho achieved here was incredible.”

“Now we are all looking forward to Sunday. We need the league to start and enjoy it.”
Photos: Miguel Ruiz/Àlex Caparrós-FCB.
Photos: Miguel Ruiz/Àlex Caparrós-FCB.

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