Only a few months ago, Brazil and South America discovered Endrick. While he was a sensation in Palmeiras’ youth, Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa, better known by the diminutive “Endrick”, is already being compared to Ronaldo or Romario in Brazil because of his precocity. Since the age of 15 he has been phenomenal during the Copinha (Brazil U20 Cup), becoming the best player and top scorer and scoring the most beautiful goal of the tournament with the Palmeiras youngsters.
Although the Sao Paulo coach refused to take him to the 2022 Club World Cup, Endrick is making rapid progress today in the United Arab Emirates. Born in Taguatinga, who was selected for the first time with the Brazilian U-17 to take his first steps in Europe and to take part in the Mondial de Montaigu, confirmed his good debut outside his country and became the star of the competition, held in the Vendée takes place. . In four games, the center forward has shown that he has determination in his skin.
Already a first title win in Europe
Endrick first opened the scoring against Mexico (4-0), scored twice against the Netherlands when his side were behind (2-2), before sealing the goal by completing a stunning one-on-one win over England (3-0). of four goals in three group games. He also scored against Argentina in the final before lifting his first trophy with his selection (2-1) on French soil.
A rise that continues to grow for the young man born in 2006, who is already followed by almost 900,000 people on Instagram, even if his father did not necessarily expect that it would all happen so quickly. “I was concerned at the start of the competition because Endrick is taking his first steps in the Brazilian jerseyhe said western france during the Montaigu tournament. After the Copinha (with his Palmeiras club) the goal was for him to confirm by getting involved in the meetings».
Endrick, the star of Montague
For its part, the Brazilian nugget does not appear to be igniting for now. “The most important thing is that cohesion, the team plays together and that’s what makes Brazil such a great team. The level of competition between national teams varies. Even if you wear the jersey of the Brazilian national team, you feel fearhe explained before taking on England. I wear and compete against people who have jerseys that I usually only see on TV. We keep our feet on the ground, that’s the main thing».
However, there is something to ignite. In the small town of Montaigu (5,180 inhabitants), Vendée spectators have spotted a phenomenon and are already aware of its exploits. While some call it “the new Neymar”, the Brazilian selection wanted to protect their jewel by avoiding too much exposure to the public and the media. But that can’t dampen the excitement around him and the youngster is not immune to requests for post-U17 selfies and kits.
What future for Endrick?
Nevertheless, number 9 does not want to skip the stages. “As for my goals so far, the most important thing is that the team wins. It doesn’t matter who scores the goals, the assists. But it gives you the feeling of scoring goals with this jersey. I hope to score more goals, live up to my expectations and improve my performance in the national team so that one day I can even get promoted to the first team.he explained last week on the official website of the CBF (Brazilian Federation).
And if he isn’t old enough to play the Montaigu tournament again next year, there’s a good chance we’ll find the player in Palmeiras in Europe soon. From July next year, Endrick will be free to go wherever he pleases and already has his sights set on him by the biggest clubs in Europe. While he’s been linked to the same agent as Vinicius Jr – who also showed up with the Seleção during that tournament in Vendée – the Spanish press is already sending him to Real Madrid.
“Endrick is a very good player, he contributes to the success of the team. It’s not just about him, though.”also set up his representative in western france. So his 16th birthday on July 21st will be crucial for his future and Endrick will definitely have a wide range of applicants to choose from.