Roberto: you can't compare Messi with Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho's brother does not believe that the Brazilian's experiences at Barcelona can be compared to Lionel Messi's after the Argentinean stated that he could go down the same path.
Amid speculation that Real Madrid would try and prise him away from Camp Nou, Messi stated that while he wanted to stay at the club his entire career, one only had to look how things went wrong for his former side-mate.
Roberto de Assis does not think that the same things can happen, though, as the two superstar's careers and lives are so different despite the great friendship that they have.
"The cases of Ronnie and Messi are not incomparable because every player has their own story," Sport quote him as having said.
"My brother is having a spectacular time in Italy, while I hope that Leo can enjoy the magic feeling of earning trophies.
"It is a friendship for life that began during our time at Barcelona. It was a different kind of friendship, living in each other's houses and, on our part, he was another member of the family.
"Messi is a super character and an incredible person. He is the best player in the world. He is in incredible form and will become one of the best ever."