“Not only myself but everyone is happy to play there (Pakistan) and hope to provide a good show,” Ronaldinho said as he spoke to reporters prior to his departure for Pakistan.
When asked about the people of Lyari and how they admired him, the Brazilian legend responded that he was very happy to hear that.
“Big hug and a thank you for all the admiration and treating me so well,” Ronaldinho said in a message for the people of Karachi.
Ronaldinho said he was inspired to come to Pakistan after developing a relationship with the Trunkwala family and receiving an invitation from them.
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Ronaldinho added that he would perform the Samba dance after scoring a goal in the match.
Speaking on Brazil qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Ronaldinho said he was very happy to see that the team had already qualified and was capable of winning the tournament and brining happiness to Brazilians all around the world.
Eight top footballers from around the world including Ronaldinho will arrive in Pakistan on Saturday for two exhibition matches.
The group of players named as “Ronaldinho and friends” will play with a group of Pakistani players for two seven a side matches in the country, scheduled to be held on Saturday in Karachi and Sunday in Lahore.
The “Ronaldinho and Friends” lineup includes Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Ronaldinho, Robert Pires, Luis Boa Morte, David James, George Boateng and Ryan Giggs.