Corinthians coach says Ronaldo not getting special treatment
Corinthians coach Mano Menezes isn't buying suggestions that defenders
are treating Ronaldo with kid gloves, fearful of injuring the Brazilian
Out for more than a year with a knee injury, Ronaldo has been
sensational in his return to football last month. His goal in Sunday's
2-0 victory over rival Sao Paulo was his sixth in his latest comeback.
"It is almost an insult to say the (defenders) are not doing enough
tough marking on Ronaldo," Menezes said in comments published on Tuesday
on Globoesporte.com. "This shows a lack of respect to opposing defenders."
Menezes said little by little Ronaldo was showing flashes of the pace he
"He is a bit better each time," Menezes said. "There is talk he does not
have the same speed he once had, but in his 30-metre run on Sunday (which
led to his goal) he showed he has not lost this ability."