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The young forward doesn’t know whether he will start against Argentina and respects coach Fernando Diniz’s decision.
ahead endrick This Sunday he expressed his interest in being able to attend brazil Who will we face on Tuesday? Argentina A “closer look” at Game 6 of the 2026 World Cup South American Qualifiers Messibut he clarified that for him the best in history is Bailey and cristiano ronaldoin that order.
“Messi “He is extraordinary, he is the best player in the world today and it will be a wonderful experience to play against him and see him up close,” he told a news conference about next Tuesday’s game. Held at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
However, he clarified that “Bailey Still unique, no one can come close to what he did”, noting that in recent years in football he is “a fan” cristiano ronaldo“.
endrick He said he didn’t know if he would start Argentina He respected the decision of head coach Fernando Diniz, who said he preferred to select the 17-year-old who was already with the team. real Madridwho will join in mid-2024, when he turns 18.
“What matters to me is that the team wins and if I have to play I want to help,” the player said.
The young striker admitted it had been a “difficult start” to the season, with a number of substitutions being made during the game. Palmeiraswhich he attributed to the fact that he was “under a lot of pressure, having gone into first class at the age of 16, being sold real Madrid and everything that happened. “
He added that in the second half of this year, after turning 17, he was able to “settle down and be satisfied with life and the court,” which improved his performance and established his position on the court. Palmeiras And was selected for the senior team for the first time.
endrick dodged questions about his possible ownership Argentina And insists everything depends on Diniz, who must choose a replacement for Vinny Junior, who suffered a serious injury in the 2-1 loss to Colombia the day before the qualifying match. , will be out for eight to ten weeks.
It can be seen from this weekend’s training that the coach’s favorite so far is Gabriel Jesus, who has just returned from injury.
After the first five days, the only leaders in the South American qualifiers are: ArgentinaDespite losing to Uruguay (0-2) in Buenos Aires last Thursday, they still have 12 points.
In second place is Uruguay (10), followed by Colombia (9), surprisingly Venezuela (8) and BrazilJust seven points from five games.