Share this article

“Don’t Let It Affect Your Performance” – 17YO Endrick’s Lionel Messi Admission Gives Rise to Concerns Ahead of Argentina vs. Brazil Clash

Published 11/21/2023, 6:45 AM EST

Follow Us

via Reuters

Endrick, the Brazilian starlet, gained attention with his powerful remark about Lionel Messi. The 17-year-old star is geared up to play his second game in the CONMEBOL qualifier match. On this note, a soccer pundit expresses concern about Endrick’s performance when he faces La Pulga in this crucial fixture.

America’s Favorite Video Today

The Brazilian sensation made his senior debut against Colombia after his emphatic season with Palmeiras in the Brazilian Serie A. Endrick was vocal about his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi. Meanwhile, the Palmeiras star’s love and respect for the soccer legends resurfaced before he stepped onto the qualifier clash between the South American giants but received a warning from an analyst. 

Endrick’s overwhelming factor while facing Lionel Messi in the qualifiers


Article continues below this ad

The Palmeiras forward admires the Barca star for his decade-long illustrious performances. The prospect of playing against a veteran forward in the forthcoming fixture enthralls Endrick. On this note, Craig Burley remarked that the 17-year-old prodigy should focus on his gameplay instead of being overwhelmed by playing against Messi. It could affect his performance until the last minute as he admires the Argentinean.

Brazil opted for Endrick to provide a significant attacking option because of Neymar’s absence. Thus, it places additional responsibility on the Brazilian to play more effectively when given the opportunity in the match.


Get instantly notified of the hottest Soccer stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Craig Burley said in ESPN, “The privilege of being on that field with one of the greats of all time. But then, don’t let it affect your performance. Don’t watch during the game as if you are actually a fan of watching Lionel Messi. You have your own job to do.”

Meanwhile, Endrick believes the PSG star is among the finest soccer legends and would be an absolute honor to play against the Argentine talisman. Let’s delve more into the Brazilian remarks of Lionel Messi.

“No One Who Comes Close” – Despite Idolizing Him, Cristiano Ronaldo Snubbed by Real Madrid-Bound Endrick for Brazilian Legend


Article continues below this ad

What did the Brazilian starlet remark about La Pulga?

During Endrick’s teenage years, he grew up watching the heroics of Lionel Messi unfold over the seasons. The Sèlecao forward is thrilled to be on the same pitch with Messi, relishing the fanboy moment of scrutinizing him during the game. And now, the Brazilian prodigy turned his dream into reality.

Endrick emphasizes that he would relish these exceptional 90 minutes of his career and lead his team to victory. The Brazilian star said, “About Messi, it’s phenomenal. Very good, best in the world again. I just want to enjoy the moment of being able to play against him, being in the same stadium as him, looking at him up close. I only saw him in the video game.


Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: Meet the Legendary Tennis Player Who is 3x Richer than Cristiano Ronaldo

Do you think Endrick will perform well against Argentina in the qualifiers? Comment and let us know.

Providing feedback will help us make your experience better.

The Fan's Perspective

Enjoyed Your Read? Let us know how likely you are to recommend EssentiallySports to your friends!

Least Likely

Most Likely



Written by:

Prabuddha Basu


One take at a time

I come from a family of soccer players who dedicatedly followed Indian soccer. The urge for this sport ran through my blood and I fielded the central defender position. I had a great association with soccer, especially witnessing Manchester United from my childhood days.
Show More>

Edited by:

Jacob Gijy