Cicinho is now one of Brazil’s most famous commentators. Still, during his time with Real Madrid, personal problems outside the field took a toll on his consistency and his spell did not end as he hoped, although he values the experience.
Cicinho ended up losing his taste for the game
Former Brazilian full-back Cicinho has performed for both Real Madrid and Villarreal during his career, and with the two teams facing each other in LaLiga on Saturday, the 40-year-old gave his thoughts on the significant ongoings involving both clubs; and some insight into how he left Los Blancos. Cicinho is now one of Brazil’s most famous commentators. Still, during his time with Real Madrid, personal problems outside the field took a toll on his consistency and his spell did not end as he hoped, although he values the experience. “I was delighted when I played for Real Madrid and I fulfilled my dream,” he told reporters.
“I never worried about becoming a Real Madrid player to play football. But I had problems, and I ended up losing my taste for the game. I am sorry about leaving Real Madrid. I had to be more professional and put more effort on the field.”
Sergio Ramos – A father figure at Madrid
Then Cicinho gave some advice to his fellow countryman, who receives a fair amount of criticism despite his early years. “My advice to Vinicius is to work hard. He is in the best team in the world,” he said. Sergio Ramos and the question of his contract are Real Madrid’s conversations at the moment, and Cicinho hopes that the captain will put pen-to-paper eventually. “Sergio Ramos has to continue at Real Madrid, he has become a father figure for this team and is an incredible player. He has to get an extension,” Cicinho said. Cicinho named two players who have influenced him the most during this time, both are still fundamental of the current squad.
“I learned a lot from Zizou and Sergio Ramos. They are great people and football legends,” he said. “It was not difficult to adjust to the dressing room; it was difficult to play. There were a lot of great players. In the dressing room, we laughed a lot and were friends.”