Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, simply called Ronaldinho has claimed that former Nigeria midfielder and captain , Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha “wasted his talent” by joining English side Bolton Wanderers.
Okocha moved to the English club in 2002 from Paris Saint-Germain.
Ronaldinho played at PSG from 2001 to 2003 and regarded Okocha as his idol.
According to quotes from Frank KhalidUK, Ronaldinho believes the Nigerian legend would have received more recognition if he went to Italy, or Spain instead of England.
“His problem is that he was too keen to move to England,” Ronaldinho said.
“I didn’t like the decision, at least in Italy or Spain, there, they allow you to play your skilled football without interfering with your play.
“In LaLiga or Serie A, he would definitely get a chance to play for a big team, because they love skilled players over there.
“In England, you stand no chance of playing for a big team if you’re that skilled. They think it’s not necessary.”