Brazil Youngster Endrick Responds to Pele Comparisons After Masterclass vs Mexico

Brazil Youngster Endrick Responds to Pele Comparisons After Masterclass vs Mexico

Fred Kennedy
June 10, 2024 at 11:50 AM
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  • Real Madrid-bound Endrick has been impressive for Brazil since he burst into the scene on his senior debut for the country
  • The youngster's performances have earned him praise and comparisons with Pele, who won three World Cups with the South Americans
  • Endrick was the man of the moment on Saturday when the Samba Boys silenced Mexico 3-2 in a friendly clash played in Texas

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Brazilian youngster, Endrick, has responded to fans comparing him to football legend, Pele.

The teenage sensation sparked the comparisons after his masterclass during Brazil's friendly with Mexico on Saturday, June 8.

Endrick has been impressive for Brazil since he made his senior debut. the youngster was on target on Saturday against Mexico. Photo by Tim Warner.
Endrick has been impressive for Brazil since he made his senior debut. The youngster was on target on Saturday against Mexico. Photo by Tim Warner.
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According to SuperSport, the Samba Boys sunk Mexico 3-2 in the friendly clash staged at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

Brazil looked on course to cruise to a comfortable 2-0 win after goals from Fulham star Andreas Pereira and Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli.

However, Jimmy Lozano's charges staged an unlikely fightback in the second half, with goals from Julian Quinones and Guillermo Martinez equalising matters.

But Endrick seemingly had different plans, with the Real Madrid-bound ace netting Brazil's winner in the closing stages of the tie after he was assisted by Vinicius Jr.

Endrick reacts to Pele comparisons

Goal reports that the 17-year-old's winner saw him become just the second player after Pele to score three goals in three successive games for the South American nation.

The youngster's recent feat earned him praise and applause from a number of fans, with some comparing him to the football icon.

However, the wonderkid has shut down the comparisons, pointing out that 'everyone has his story.'

“You create things of your own. You create crazy things. When I was younger, I watched a lot of social media," he said.
"You guys keep comparing me to Victor Roque, to Pele. You guys are crazy. Pele was Pele. You shouldn't compare anyone, because for me that's ugly. Everyone has their own story," he continued.

Endrick copies Messi's celebration

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Endrick leaving fans delighted with his goal celebration after scoring a dramatic late winner in a friendly against Mexico on Saturday, June 8.

The 17-year-old forward, who is expected to join Real Madrid, saved the Selecao from an embarrassing draw.

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