Is Ronaldinho Back To Form With AC Milan?

Jason DouglasContributor IISeptember 17, 2010

MILAN, ITALY - AUGUST 29:  Ronaldinho of AC Milan gestures during the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Lecce at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 29, 2010 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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In a process that began last season, it appears that Ronaldinho is back.

He's looking a bit more fit this year and it appears that his scintillating form has returned. In Milan's 4-0 victory over Lecce, he was wonderful. He was creating a lot of chances, particularly for Pato.

While he only has one assist so far, he's created so many chances that the box score isn't really doing him justice right now. If you watch the matches he's been very active, even venturing back to help on defense occasionally.

Now that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived, he's got two toys to play with. He's so creative and tricky with the ball that I almost think he'd be better as a creative midfielder rather than out on the left wing.

At any rate, it's great to see him back in form.

While I'm not ready to stand up and announce to the world that Dinho is back, I think we should pay close attention to him this year. With his regained form and so many weapons (like Robinho coming off the bench), Milan is poised to go deep in both Serie A and the Champions League.

If Ronaldinho keeps this up, he just might get a call-up to the Brazil squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It could be his swan song from international competition. If we're lucky, we'll get our wish.