Ronaldo: “We are together and we will come out stronger from all this”

first_imgRonaldo it’s pure football. He always was, even in the hardest moments of his career, when injuries prevented him from living it on the pitch. As president of Real Valladolid, he continues to breathe it, responsible for his work and thinking about his subscribers, whom he has decided to contact through a letter published on the club website.“For weeks I have been thinking about how to contact you in these delicate and confining moments. I hope you can feel the affection and consideration with which I have written this letter, “asks the fan;” from my house to yours, “he continues. “We are separated by physical distance, but I am convinced that we have never been so close. We will come out stronger from all this”, united by empathy, considers the Brazilian.Ronaldo appeals to the responsibility and solidarity shown “in multiple ways” by his hobby and his “patience, caution and optimism, despite all the difficulties, challenges and losses. “Emphasizing these positive values, remember that “overcoming” is the greatest learning that football gave him in those moments in which his serious injury to the patella made some think that he would hardly walk again. His resilience, on the other hand, led him to rise and, among other things, to become world champion.The Brazilian waits “anxiously” for the return home. “He closes his eyes and thinks” of that Zorrilla full of fans. “ “It is the passion that moves me. Off the field, I am still motivated to overcome all the challenges,” he continues before finishing, a passion and a humanity grateful in social networks for the fans, who since the publication of the letter have valued these words . We are separated by physical distance, but I am convinced that we have never been so close. Empathy is what unites us now. The collective spirit, responsibility, humanity. We are inside our houses for ourselves, for those we love, for all whom we do not even know and for those who can no longer be with us. We help each other by enhancing this solidarity in multiple ways.I am writing to thank you for being there, even more now, transforming your home into a home. For turning every moment into something memorable for your family. For patience, caution and your optimism, despite all the difficulties, challenges and losses that we are facing in these difficult times.Soccer has taught me many things. The biggest was the overcoming. When I suffered my first and most serious knee injury, there were people who said that I would never play again, and that I could never even walk again. I felt like my own life was being taken from me. It was in those moments that my limits were tested, and I fought to change those opinions and show everyone that I could do what I wanted most. They were three very hard years of rehabilitation, motivated by the desire to feel all that I could only feel on the field, with the ball at my feet. In the end, the moment came, perhaps the most emblematic of my entire career: in 2002, there I was, in Japan, playing a World Cup final with Brazil. Marking two goals against Germany. For my country, the title of five-time champion; for me, the consecration of my return.I am sure that you too, when you look back, you will remember how many times you got up, of all your battles, and how many times you managed to overcome, throughout your life, to make the impossible possible and get to where you are being who you are.If this letter reaches you today, it is because, among the choices of my life, one has been the Pucela. I have also chosen. I have also been passionate. Like you, I look forward to the return to our home. I close my eyes and think about that Zorrilla full of fans. It is the passion that moves me. Off the field, I am still motivated to overcome all the challenges. And personally, that I have come after you to this family, I thank you for being with me.Stay in the mood. We are together and we will come out stronger from all this.See you soon!A hug,Ronaldo Nazário This is the full letter:Dear subscriber.For weeks I have been thinking about how to contact you in these delicate moments of confinement and bad news. Finally, I have decided to send you this letter, with which I hope you can feel the affection and consideration with which I have written it. From my house to yours. From my family to your family.last_img

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