“I like to observe PSG to encourage me” / Brazil / Palmeiras / SOFOOT.com

At 16, he’s the costliest participant enjoying on the South American continent: Endrick, a loopy gifted striker, is adopted and courted by the most important European golf equipment. Palmeiras has set his exit clause at €60m. Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa awarded SoFoot excluded his first interview with a French media. Nonetheless not very talkative, that does not cease him from dreaming large.

How would you describe your self as a participant?
I’m somebody who by no means provides up, who goes by means of together with his actions, who initiatives himself shortly in direction of the purpose and is skilful in entrance. However what I would love individuals to find out about me is that I do not surrender, it is my model, this rage to win, I give all the pieces to win after I’m on the pitch.

You’ve gotten the excellence of being left-handed, what’s your most well-liked place, tactically?
I can play within the three entrance positions, with none drawback, and do what’s greatest for the group. I feel being up entrance is actually superb, for me and for the group.

Your idols?
I’d say Ronaldo Fenomeno and Cristiano Ronaldo, they’re gamers who’ve qualities that I determine with, I’ve seen them play rather a lot. I just like the pace, the ability, how they punch by means of defenses, after which their successful perspective. What I attempt to take from them is their composure within the field, use that to attain much more objectives.

“It is nice to be quoted by Ronaldo, I am not going to mislead you. »

Ronaldo Fenomeno mentioned that Brazil coach Tite ought to have taken you to Qatar…
It is actually good to be quoted by Ronaldo, I am not going to mislead you, a man who made Brazil historical past within the World Cup, however who began by going to a Cup with out enjoying, with out getting into the bottom (in 1994, Editor’s observe). I’ll clearly give all the pieces in order that I can go to the subsequent World Cup, I already know that it’s going to require sacrifices, dedication, however I additionally know that that is the place I’ve to be.

Exactly, the long run is in Europe for you? What are your objectives ?
After all, I’ve many goals. Afterwards, it is difficult to reply you with certainty, I do know that what awaits me is within the fingers of God. All the pieces that occurs to me shall be good if I keep on the straight and slender, so as we speak I am specializing in Palmeiras, the current. I have a look at what is going on in Europe, I do know that I wish to play the large competitions: Champions League, World Cup, Libertadores. What I would like in my life is to be a champion, what’s inside my attain as we speak is the Brazilian championship and the Libertadores.

You have no coronary heart membership in Europe?
No probably not, I watch the matches, the Champions League, the Premier League, La Liga, the French championship, the Bundesliga. I am trying to study from these stars who play in these competitions, see what I can replicate, however I haven’t got a favourite membership. After which I do not take note of rumours, I do know that to play in Europe, I’ve to carry out properly right here.

You are feeling it, this strain to be subsequent crack do brazil ?
You understand, I am quiet with this stuff, I play soccer, I am targeted on it. If I begin desirous about it, I will not be the identical participant anymore, so I’ve to remain targeted to make individuals comfortable.

It is fairly shocking for a participant of your technology, you do not cite Neymar as an idol…
Neymar is a participant that I actually like! I like watching PSG, Mbappé could be very sturdy, Messi, Marquinhos, stylish gamers. As I advised you, I like watching them for inspiration.

And whenever you play, what’s your second of delight?
Going into the stadium, seeing everybody carrying the colours, seeing the followers, listening to them, figuring out that I’ll play for them.

Your greatest reminiscence to date?
The Copinha closing (São Paulo State U20 Cup) that we gained with Palmeiras. It was our purpose, and we achieved it, it was stunning for me.

“Bodily I am prepared, I am already enjoying towards adults, I am not afraid, they’re like me. »

You speak rather a lot about coaching, do you’re employed on particular issues?
I am engaged on all the pieces, primarily my weak factors, however nothing is sweet sufficient as we speak, no less than if I wish to dominate within the subsequent season with Palmeiras. Anyway, bodily I am prepared, I am already enjoying towards adults, I am not afraid, they’re like me.

Inform us a bit about your childhood and your loved ones.
I had a really comfortable childhood, in Brasilia, then because of God, we got here to reside in São Paulo and I joined Palmeiras. My individuals made sacrifices, now I wish to give them a greater life, that is what’s essential to me, as a result of they deserve it. They’ve at all times been by my aspect, my first supporters. I’ve a 13 yr previous youthful brother and a 25 yr previous older sister. The toddler, I am usually with him, we play video video games, we adore it, after I go to a match I consider him, even on the pitch. After which my sister can also be very current, I want them with me.

Interview by Alexandre Berthaud, in Sāo Paulo


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