just a few months ago, Brazil and South America discovered Endrick. Although he was a sensation with the youth of Palmeiras, Endrick Felipe Moreira de Sousa, better known by the diminutive of “Endrick”, is already compared to Ronaldo or Romario in Brazil for his precocity. From the height of his 15 years, he had been phenomenal during the Copinha (Under 20 Brazil Cup) by finishing best player, top scorer and winning the most beautiful goal of the tournament with the Palmeiras youth.
If the São Paulo coach had refused to take him to play the 2022 Club World Cup, today in the United Arab Emirates, Endrick is making rapid progress. Selected for the first time with Brazil U-17 to take his first steps in Europe and compete in the Mondial de Montaigu, the native of Taguatinga confirmed his good debut outside his country and became the star of the competition that is taking place in Vendee. In four games, the center forward has certified that he had the sense of goal under his skin.
Already a first title won in Europe
Endrick first opened the scoring against Mexico (4-0), scored twice against the Netherlands when his team trailed (2-2), before sealing the scoreline by concluding a sublime solo run against England (3-0), to a total of four goals in three group matches. In the final, he also opened the scoring against Argentina before lifting his first trophy with his team (2-1), on French soil.
A rise that, therefore, continues to grow for the young man born in 2006 and who is already followed by almost 900,000 people on Instagram, although his father did not necessarily expect all this to happen so quickly. “I was worried at the start of the competition because Endrick is taking his first steps in the Brazilian jersey.he said West of France during the Montaigu tournament. After the Copinha (with his Palmeiras club), the goal was to confirm it, giving his opinion on the matches».
Endrick, the Montague star
For its part, the Brazilian nugget seems not to light up at the moment. “The important thing is this unity, the team plays together and that is what makes Brazil a great team. The level of competition between the national teams is different. Even when you wear the Brazilian national team jersey, you feel anxietyhe explained before facing England. I wear and compete against people who have jerseys that I’m used to only seeing on TV. We keep our feet on the ground, which is the main thing».
However, there is something to turn on. In the small town of Montaigu (population 5,180), Vendée spectators have discovered a phenomenon and are already familiar with its exploits. While some call it “the new Neymar”, the Brazilian team wanted to protect its jewel by avoiding too much exposure to the public and in front of the media. But that can’t stop the hype around him and the young star isn’t immune to requests for selfies and t-shirts after U17 tournament matches.
What future for Endrick?
Despite this, the number 9 does not want to skip stages. “Regarding my goals so far, the 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 reach the first team.explained last week on the official website of the CBF (Brazilian federation).
And if he is not old enough next year to play the Montaigu Tournament again, it is very likely that we will soon find the player at Palmeiras in Europe. From next July, Endrick will be free to commit wherever he pleases and Europe’s biggest clubs are already eyeing him. Although he is linked to the same agent as Vinicius Jr -who had also revealed himself with the Seleção during this Vendée tournament-, the Spanish press already sends him to Real Madrid.
“Endrick is a very good player, he contributes to the success of the team. However, it’s not all about him.”In addition, he tried his representative in West of France. His 16th birthday, on July 21st, will therefore be decisive for his future and In any case, Endrick will have a wide variety of suitors.