Richarlison jokes he’ll ‘buy an island and be alone with a bunch of women’ like Ronaldinho when he retires, as Tottenham star recalls Brazil legend’s iconic picture

    Ronaldinho will have inspired plenty of Brazil’s 2022 World Cup team. But it turns out it’s not just because of his footballing talent…

    That’s according to Tottenham and Selecao star Richarlison, anyway, who’s joked that he wants to party just like his country’s legend did after he retires.

    Richarlison is getting ready to represent his country at a World Cup for the first time

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    Richarlison is getting ready to represent his country at a World Cup for the first time

    And he’s joked he wants to copy one of his country’s greatest ever players after hopefully having an equally as glittering career

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    And he’s joked he wants to copy one of his country’s greatest ever players after hopefully having an equally as glittering career

    Of course, Richarlison is referring to the photo of Ronaldinho letting his hair down after hanging up his boots, surrounded by numerous women whilst partying.

    The Brazilian had a glittering career – winning the 2002 World Cup, as well as the Champions League and LaLiga with Barcelona.

    And Richarlison clearly loved how he decided to celebrate all his achievements.

    When asked how he imagines he’ll spend his time after finishing his career, the Spurs star laughed.

    “I’m going to buy an island and be alone with a bunch of women,” he joked during his interview with RonaldoTV, as per UOL Esporte. “Just like that picture of Ronaldinho.

    He continued: “It’s a joke, it’s just imagination.”

    Brazil star Ronaldinho inspired a whole generation of future footballers, scoring 33 goals for the country

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    Brazil star Ronaldinho inspired a whole generation of future footballers, scoring 33 goals for the country

    The Brazilian is of course a long way off calling it a day from playing football as he turned 25 earlier this year.

    For now, though, he’s preparing to represent his country at a World Cup for the first time, and will look to add to the 38 caps he’s earnt since his debut in 2018.

    Richarlison will be hoping to emulate Ronaldinho on the pitch, as he looks to help his country lift the Jules Rimet for the first time since 2002 – the year that his hero did.

    And it looks like Richarlison is becoming a big of a joker in the Selecao team, too, after being filmed moving Manchester United’s Fred out of Neymar’s position in a team photo.

    The Selecao get their World Cup campaign started against Serbia in Group G on Thursday 24th November at 7pm – which you can listen to live on talkSPORT.

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