Former Barcelona defender Edmilson feels Ronaldinho deserves great credit for the team's current success.

Edmilson claims Ronaldinho laid the foundations for what Barca are achieving today.

"He was an exceptional player at Barca," Edmilson told Band. "I do not know what happened to him in his last months at the club.

"He arrived at the club in a critical moment, he won everything and changed Barca's history.

"What Barca is now is 80 per cent because of him. He decided to leave to join Milan, but unfortunately he could not keep the same level he had shown at Barcelona."