LIVERPOOL goal Adama Traore believes Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi taught him every thing he must find out about a successful perspective when he was at Barcelona.
Spanish winger Traore, 24, has been linked with a Nou Camp return for upwards of £60million after a sensational Premier League season with Wolves.
And he claims it was the mentality as a lot because the magic of the 2 Barca legends that has impressed him.
Traore describes “glad” ex-Brazil star Ronaldinho, now 40, as “the determine who modified Barcelona” as they overturned Actual Madrid’s dominance.
And he believes Messi, 33, gave him simply as highly effective a profession lesson with a remorseless drive to at all times win and preserve enhancing.
Ronaldinho modified every thing for me. He made folks assume, ‘why not?’ He additionally made individuals who didn’t love soccer love soccer.
Traore advised talkSPORT: “Earlier than Ronaldinho it was Madrid. They have been successful every thing with Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo, Makelele… it was wonderful. they have been the very best.
“Ronaldinho modified every thing for me. He made hope, he made folks assume, ‘why not?’ This crew can beat Madrid, they will do historical past.
“He additionally made individuals who didn’t love soccer love soccer as a result of each time he touched the ball he was completely different, he was magical.”
Traore says Messi’s emergence in 2005 – halfway by means of Ronaldinho’s five-year spell – then additional “modified the dynamic”.
And it made still-uncapped speedster Traore realise each second, each match issues relating to growing the appropriate psychological method.
He stated: “I discovered loads from Ronaldinho and Messi.
“It did not matter which competitors they performed in, they wished to win.
“This made me assume: If the very best of the world like to enhance themselves, it would not matter which sport it’s, you need to win, whether or not it is somewhat sport within the coaching floor, no matter it’s, you need to win.”
It is that mentality which may earn Traore a dream transfer – with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp calling him “unplayable in moments”.