Fernandez slams Ronnie
Book attacks Brazilian superstar
By Lucas Brown. Last Updated: March 27, 2008 9:07am
Luis Fernandez has added to Ronaldinho's current woes by heavily criticising the Brazilian superstar in his new book that was released across France on Thursday.
The duo worked together at Paris Saint-Germain and the coach does not have fond memories of their time at the club as he revealed how the player's behaviour caused problems.
According to the former Athletic, Espanyol and Betis trainer, Ronaldinho was not a team player, did not eat well for a professional and his behaviour when away with the team was not good.
Ronaldinho used to escape from the team hotel and go to local nightspots and then return with several women, Fernandez alleges in his new tome, Luis contre-attaque.
The disagreements between the pair were well-documented at the time and were one reason why the player wanted to leave in the summer of 2003 before joining Barcelona.
But when Fernandez took the reins at Barça's neighbours Espanyol, he was always complimentary about the former World Player of the Year when he was in his prime.
As well as discussing Ronaldinho in his book, the coach also stated that he thinks that Thierry Henry is an excessively individualistic player and thinks that his goalscoring record is not impressive.
Fernandez describes Henry as a friend, but then states that the player's international goals tally is not even as good as Michel Platini's, who was a midfielder.