Barcelona ace Ronaldinho hits back at nightlife reports

Ronaldinho was named in Barca's squad for their Champions League clash against Stuttgart, having missed the last three games with injury problems.

He told El Mundo Deportivo: "It has bothered me because for five seasons I have always acted the same way. It bothered me, but it's normal, life isn't always wonderful.

"I am happy because I know I am focused and will deliver my answers to all this talk on the pitch. That's where I will respond to them.

"I know how to behave. I know when I can go out and when I must stay in. I have always lived the same way."

Ronie added: "Everyone knows who I am. Everyone knows what I do, how and where I act. It's been the same for the last five years."

Asked about claims that leaking from Barca management has been the cause of his bad press, Ronaldinho said: "The squad is united, that's all that matters. Every day in training my teammates treat me well, that's the most important thing."

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