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Ronaldinho on how Barcelona can cope with life after ‘living legend’ Lionel Messi

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Ronaldinho has been talking all things Lionel Messi and had a pretty interesting response when asked about how the club will cope when the little legend finally retires.

Messi will turn 31 in June and signed a new contract last year that will keep him at the club until summer 2021.

He can’t go on forever though and Barcelona without Messi is a pretty scary thought, for Ronaldinho too it seems.

“We just have to cross our fingers and hope that someone comes along with half of his ability,” he said. “That would already be enough.

“I will never get tired of eulogising Léo. He’s not just a great player; he’s a great person, a great human being. That’s the kind of thing we must never tire of praising.

“And when he gets on that field… well then we could end speaking for a whole year about Messi. He evolves with every game. Léo is a living legend and we must treat him with so much respect.”

Source | Yahoo Sport