Brazilian youngster, Endrick has picked Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo over Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
The 17-year-old, who is set to join Real Madrid next summer, said Ronaldo is his idol.
Endrick recently made his senior debut for the Brazil national team against Colombia in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier 2-1 defeat against Colombia.
He will hope to feature for Brazil when they face Messi-led Argentina in their next qualifier on Tuesday.
Speaking ahead of the match, Endrick was asked to choose between Messi and Ronaldo.
The forward said (via GOAL): “I just want to enjoy the moment of being able to play against him [Messi], being in the same stadium as him, looking at him up close, I only saw him in the video game.
“Messi is a great player, but I am more of a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo. Now I am seeing Messi up close, it is going to be wonderful.”
He added, “My dream since I was little, has always been to play for Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of my biggest idols. So it is a great pride to know that I will wear the same shirt he wore.”
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