Following Brazil’s impotent display against Ecuador at
the weekend in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, former goalscoring
sensation, Romario, has led the calls for Ronaldo to be reinstated to
Romario believes that ‘O Fenomeno’ will not only be able to help the
Verde-Amarela in their qualifying campaign, but he could also be a
useful figure in South Africa 2010.
“I am certain that if he [Ronaldo] continues to improve his physical and
technical form, he could be important for Brazil in the World Cup,” he
as quoted as saying by Reuters during his presentation as the managing
director of Rio de Janeiro second division side, America.
The 43-year-old Romario also believes that the former Real Madrid and
Milan star no longer needs to impress observers with his razzle-dazzle
“Towards the end of my career, I did not think about playing well. My
only objective was to score goals,” he explained.
“And he has already demonstrated that. He has scored four goals in five
games. A player who plays in that position must score goals. That is
Brazil are currently fourth in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying
standings with only 16 goals scored after 11 rounds, the fourth worst
attacking record in the ten-team group.