Brazil legend Ronaldo: If I was playing at Neymar's side, I would not have retired so soon

The legend played his last ever Brazil game on Wednesday, and was delighted to share the pitch with the two current Selecao attacking talents
Retired Brazilian football legend Ronaldo admitted that he would have been tempted to postpone his decision to leave the game, if it meant playing with Santos' Neymar and Robinho of Milan.

The double World Cup winner enjoyed an emotional farewell on Wednesday night during Brazil's 1-0 win over Romania, where he played 15 minutes alongside the two forwards at the end of the first half.

Ronaldo had three chances to mark his Selecao goodbye with a goal but could not convert, and was given a standing ovation from the crowd when he was taken off at the break.

Speaking the day after the game on Thursday, 'O Fenomeno' revealed the pleasure of playing for the first time alongside Neymar, and wished he had the chance to appear more often with the teenager and his former Santos team-mate Robinho.

"Thinking outside the box: if I was lucky enough to play with Neymar and Robinho as my attacking partners, I would not have stopped so early," Ronaldo admitted through his personal Twitter page.

Neymar impressed throughout the game and provided the cross which created the only goal, for Fluminense's Fred.

Asked about the former Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan star, Neymar was equally effusive in his praise.

"I had never played at his side, it was exciting. We lacked a goal from our president. It is a huge responsibility to replace Ronaldo, a genius, a phenomenon, a superstar. I hope to achieve even a tiny part of what he did," Neymar commented to reporters.

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