The perpetual debate between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has reached the microphone of Endrick, the Brazilian prodigy and future star of Real Madrid. And his response has taken an unexpected turn.
At just 17 years old, Endrick is rapidly hitting milestones. In the recent match against Colombia, the Palmeiras striker came on for the final minutes, earning his early debut for Brazil. Endrick expressed his delight at experiencing this significant moment, stating, “I am very happy. I am just enjoying this moment, a very important one in my life, for my family. I have to live in the present, take it day by day. It’s a dream I’ve had since I was a child,” savored Endrick during a press conference.
Pelé Above All for Endrick
During his remarks, Endrick faced the inevitable tricky question of choosing between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. While expressing his admiration for CR7 and showing great respect for the Pulga, whom he might encounter on the field in the Brazil-Argentina clash, Endrick sidestepped the comparison by naming another legendary figure. “For me, Pelé is O’Rei; there is no one who can be compared to him. I am simply grateful to God that he existed, and I could watch his films. Regarding Messi, he’s a phenomenal guy, the best in the world again this year. I just want to enjoy the moment of playing against him, being in the same stadium as him, a guy I’ve only seen in video games. I am more of a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, and Guilherme teased me, saying Messi was the best. It will be a wonderful experience to see Messi up close.”