Zé Roberto stops playing at 43: “Ronaldo was a party animal. One time…"
Former Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen Zé Roberto footballer at the age of 43 decided to hang up his boots and, interviewed by TYC Sport, told many curious anecdotes:
“The strongest player I played with was Ronaldo the Phenomenon.
It was amazing. And then it was a party animal. Once he left for a drink and arrived the next day to train.
What he did almost without sleep was incredible.
He had had his drinks, of course.
But the next day he trained like an animal.
Vampeta was also a party animal, preparing them already in the pre-game.
Ronaldinho even had a dance floor at home, a disco. But I preferred not to go there. "
Those players, however, were the ones with whom Zé Roberto found himself most comfortable:
“Brazil in the 2006 World Cup is the best team I have played in.
Me, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Ronaldo, Adriano.
We failed because of poor organization, there were always a lot of people and we didn't have the right concentration.
Zidane, on the other hand, was the strongest opponent: the final he played in the 1998 World Cup is the best performance I've ever seen. "
Finally Ze Roberto makes the comparison between his physique at 46 and that of Cristiano Ronaldo:
“Today I would say that I have a better physique, because I played until the age of 43 at a high level. If he does, I would say the same about him. " (Source: Il Corriere dello Sport, TYC Sport).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano