Brazilian legend Carlos Alberto Torres has said that Ronaldo should not be called up for the national team again.The Corinthians forward has only recently returned from a serious knee injury but he has already been able to find the net for his new club, netting two goals in three games.
His form has not gone unnoticed in the country, with many asking for the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year to be given another chance in the national squad.
Ronaldo himself has expressed his desire for a return to the Selecao, almost three years after his last appearance.
But Carlos Alberto Torres, who captained Brazil to glory in the 1970 World Cup, thinks Ronaldo's story in the national team is over.
"I believe it is over," he told Globoesporte. "Ronaldo, for his skills, can still play at a good level but it will never be like before.
"The national team is a different thing, we can't be paternalistic or we would also call up Pele, Zagallo and Zico."
However, he praised Ronaldo for his return to game action, the striker having undergone three complicated knee surgeries throughout his career.
"He is 32 years old. Now, he can perform well, score goals like he has done for Corinthians," he added.
"In three games he has scored two. There is a lot of people that don't do that in four months."
Luís Mira, Goal.com