Ronaldinho Blames Okocha for Making a Move to Premier League in 2002

Ronaldinho Blames Okocha for Making a Move to Premier League in 2002

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Jay-Jay Okocha has been blamed for his decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain for a move to England
  • This is coming from Brazilian legend Ronaldinho who says Okocha should have rather moved to Spain or Italy
  • Okocha left PSG in 2002 and was at Bolton until 2006 where he featured in 124 games netting 14 goals

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho Gaucho has blamed former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha for his decision to move to the Premier League in 2002 from Paris Saint-Germain.

At PSG, Okocha and Ronaldinho were teammates and the Brazilian even made it clear that he learnt many football skills from the Nigerian midfielder.

Okocha played with Ronaldinho at Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian has now made it clear that the Nigerian's move to Bolton was a waste of talent.

Okocha, Ronaldinho, Paris Saint-Germain, Bolton
Ronaldinho Gaúcho blames Okocha for making a move to Premier League. (Photo by Gokhan Kavak
Source: Getty Images

The Super Eagles legend was at Paris Saint-Germain from 1998 to 2002 scoring 12 goals in 84 games before he left.

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According to the report on Complete Sports, Ronaldinho explained that Okocha should have moved to Spain or Italy.

Statement made by Ronaldinho

“Jay Jay Okocha, wow!! That man made football to listen to him. At training, we would watch him doing a freestyle, whatever he wanted to do, the ball would do it. But his problem is that he was too keen to move to England.
“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 La Liga or Serie A, he would definitely get a chance to play for a big team, because they love skilled players over there.''

Okocha’s 1994 music video emerges

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how fans on social media have been left gushing after spotting an old music video of Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha singing and dancing in a song titled 'I Am J J' which was released in 1994.

Okocha became famous through football owing to his dribbling ability and creativity in the midfield for all the clubs he played for and also in the national team.

However, many never knew that the former Paris Saint-Germain player once ventured into music when he was playing for German giants, Eintracht Frankfurt.