Former brazilian striker Ronaldo reflected on Italy early exit in the 2014 World Cup and was first to say we can’t point fingers to certain players.
Ronaldo, former Inter, Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid man expressed what he thought about Italy’s 2014 World Cup short lived campaign.
“The disappointment was great because at every World Cup we all imagine Italy as one of the favourites, as a great power of football,” Ronaldo has told the Gazzetta dello Sport today.
“And instead this time they came and left without even being seen. Certainly, they played a good first game against the English, but at the climax they collapsed and went home.
“Mario Balotelli? He’s still young, I do not think it is right that he is the only one to be blamed for this, nor even the main one.
“Both the Italians and myself know what it takes to win a World Cup – a group that has talent but that above all is united, capable of facing adversity and overcoming it.
“It seems to me that Italy have failed primarily on this.”
Ronaldo was asked if he had been in contact with Erick Thohir since he became Inter President.
“For this World Cup, for which I have been very busy for the last two years as part of the organisation, I have been totally absorbed in.
“Finally now I have a little free time and I will return as soon as possible to Italy to visit friends.
“It is a country that I love, as you know very well.”
Ronaldo played 98 games for his country scoring over 60 goals.