That Romario anecdote from Cruyff is hilarious. "Coach, my plane leaves in an hour"Utterly disgraceful!
Romario had comparably questionable attitude to football.
Even Romario himself confessed that he was always willing to make an escapade in order to go out partying, especially if there were women involved.
Cruyff explains: “One time, Romario asked me if he could miss two days of training to return to Brazil for the carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
“I replied: ‘If you score two goals tomorrow, I’ll give you two extra days rest compared to the other players.’
“The next day, Romario scored his second goal 20 minutes into the game and immediately gestured to me asking to leave. (Mid game)
He told me: ‘Coach, my plane leaves in an hour’. I had no choice but to let Romario leave for fulfilling his promise.”
Of course, the game was against none other than El Clasico rivals Real Madrid.
And Romario went one better than promised — netting a hat-trick as Barcelona won 5-0 at the Nou Camp.
EDIT : Besty disappeared for a full week to spend time with Mrs Britain and drank himself silly.
Ronaldinho’s former PSG team-mate Jerome Leroy, who told SFR Sport: “Ronaldinho did not train at all on any day of the week. He would just turn up on the Friday for a game on the Saturday.
“That was Ronaldinho. I believe he tried to follow in the footsteps of Romario, who also went out every night, but did not have the same success.”
Leroy also told So Foot: “In the mornings, Ronaldinho would turn up in sunglasses. He would get dressed and go directly to the massage rooms to sleep. Players with his enormous talent are usually a little crazy.”
Wenger on Ozil "He doesn’t practise a lot, we rest him a lot between the games. He is a guy who once the basic fitness is there between the games, he wants to play.”
Ravel wants to be the modern day Carlos Kaiser but perhaps wasn't as talented as the guys who could get away with this behaviour
Ravel shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath, let a lone zip code as Romario, Best and Ronaldinho, even Ozil.