Endrick of Brazil, another talent to watch out for

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Endrick of Brazil, another talent to watch out for

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Just 17 years old and a few months. He was scintillating against England yesterday. He will be joining Real in the summer.

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Scintillating? Yes, he scored a goal, but in the brief cameo, lost possession a number of times, opted for needless flicks when a simple pass would’ve prevailed and fluffed his lines 1 vs 1. Showed all the exuberance and ignorance of youth. There’s a player in there but plenty of work for Madrid to do. Plenty.
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Coach wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:17 am Scintillating? Yes, he scored a goal, but in the brief cameo, lost possession a number of times, opted for needless flicks when a simple pass would’ve prevailed and fluffed his lines 1 vs 1. Showed all the exuberance and ignorance of youth. There’s a player in there but plenty of work for Madrid to do. Plenty.
:rotf: He was as scintillating as a full 4 pack of high intensity light bulbs. Not the Tesco brand either! :laugh:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/bl ... st-forward

Endrick lights up Wembley in latest instalment of career on fast forward

It was, when it finally came, not just the only significant moment of this oddly half-paced international friendly, but a lovely moment too, and one that arrived shot through with a strange kind of relief.

Such is the life of a prodigy. Endrick is still only 17 years old, but seems to have spent his entire teenage existence being the next thing, fresh content for an industry that commodifies talent from the moment it first raises its head.

He is yet to play a full season. His most significant acts to date on a first-team field are a fine end to the year with Palmeiras and an endlessly YouTubed overhead-kick goal from last year. But just watching him run and manoeuvre the ball at Wembley there was a sense of recognition. Oh yes. This is what talent looks like.


Endrick has wonderful snap, thrilling speed, explosive creativity in small spaces. He is already going to Real Madrid where he will need time and space to grow and fail and find his way, as Vinícius Júnior did at first. Endrick is also the youngest man now to score an international goal at Wembley Stadium. But he has already spoken about pressure and backlash and hostility on social media. This is a career on fast forward, irradiated by fame, clicks, hunger, the pressure now to make that step up.

But it was still a lovely moment, nine minutes after Endrick had come on, with the game goalless, as Vinícius hared off through the centre of a suddenly open England defence. Jordan Pickford palmed his shot away, but only into the path of Endrick, who had followed the run and kept his distance, free to tap it into the empty net and win the game for Brazil in front of their fans.

There is a saying in South America that poverty is good for nothing but making footballers. Brazil still has plenty of both. This is a country that likes to agonise over its national obsession. Football has been regularised, taken out of the streets, made into more of a production-line affair. Players leave so early for Europe. There is a sense of disconnect.

The emergence of an Endrick, this Endrick, the next Endrick, seems to speak to something in the country’s sense of itself. There will always be more. But Endrick has also had to climb to this point out of genuine poverty. His mother was homeless while he was growing up. He lived in an orphanage for a while. Palmeiras came calling, gave his father a job as a janitor, and found themselves the next big thing. Endrick has even had time already for one near miss.

Famously, he wanted to sign for Chelsea. The club had found him a house, his parents liked the look of the south-west London-Surrey badlands. Todd Boehly pulled the plug on the move because, in the words of Endrick’s dad, who clearly has a wry sense of humour, Boehly was worried about “inflating the market”.

There may be a better example of the flaring idiocy of allowing a person with no experience of football to act as a spendthrift sporting director. But none spring to mind.

And Endrick will now always have Wembley. This was a brown paper and string Brazil team. It was Dorival Júnior’s first game in charge, with a management CV that features 23 different spells at 20 different clubs. But Brazil deserved their victory here, against a weakened England team, but it was one that still showed the joins, the missed stitches in the best XI.

There were matters to be settled here for Gareth Southgate. The bright spots are easy enough: Anthony Gordon was England’s best new attacker. He was eager and direct and combined well with Jude Bellingham. He dribbled a lot, tracked back, looked unafraid.

The misses were also fairly clear: deprived of Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka the attack lacked its usual base level of viciousness. Ollie Watkins, who played the whole game here, is a good centre-forward. But the step down is significant from Kane, who has 57 goals in his past 55 games, who is currently Europe’s best orthodox No 9.

Other misses: Harry Maguire started here, as he will at the Euros. Watching him surrounded by nimble-footed Brazilian attackers in their early 20s it looked at times as though someone had wheeled a solid mahogany armoire out on to the pitch and just left it there.

The identity of the other guy next to Declan Rice is yet to be resolved. Conor Gallagher was the safe starting choice here. Kobbie Mainoo got 15 minutes and took about 90 seconds to look so much smoother, more comfortable, better on the half-turn, less in the way of chest-puffed Three-Lions mania. He’s just so young. He’s also just very good at this.

Southgate will talk up the best parts of this game. But England were limp here, Wembley a somnolent, fidgety kind of place, in a game that offered more in the way of unanswered questions, and that single moment of light and heat at the other end.

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Yup he scored a tap in and missed a sitter at the end but didn't do much else. Hopefully there is a lot more to come from him given the hype
Coach wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:17 am Scintillating? Yes, he scored a goal, but in the brief cameo, lost possession a number of times, opted for needless flicks when a simple pass would’ve prevailed and fluffed his lines 1 vs 1. Showed all the exuberance and ignorance of youth. There’s a player in there but plenty of work for Madrid to do. Plenty.
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When I sent it away to the dog house to learn its lesson, one wouldnt think that it was also completely locked out of the world! "Endrick of Brazil, another talent to watch for." LOL Perhaps it may just have found out about Endrick, but everyone else who was not sent away knows about Endrick. :oops: :D
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:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: Doo Doo! How bodi? Still running away from the Arsenal thread? :woot: :woot: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

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Dude is soooo overrated. Missed a 1v1, scored a tap in that even a bum like 419Naija would have scored and I dont believe that midget is 17. He looks 27. Brazilians lie about their ages too. If he is the future of Brazil football then Brazil is screwed. R9, Dinho, Pele were prodigies not that impostor. Oh and did i mentioned he failed to qualify Brazil for the Olympics.
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bret- hart wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 4:35 pm Dude is soooo overrated. Missed a 1v1, scored a tap in that even a bum like 419Naija would have scored and I dont believe that midget is 17. He looks 27. Brazilians lie about their ages too. If he is the future of Brazil football then Brazil is screwed. R9, Dinho, Pele were prodigies not that impostor. Oh and did i mentioned he failed to qualify Brazil for the Olympics.
He is 17. The Olympics are U23. Will you blame him too if Brazil fail to qualify for the WC?
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Kabalega wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:30 pm
bret- hart wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 4:35 pm Dude is soooo overrated. Missed a 1v1, scored a tap in that even a bum like 419Naija would have scored and I dont believe that midget is 17. He looks 27. Brazilians lie about their ages too. If he is the future of Brazil football then Brazil is screwed. R9, Dinho, Pele were prodigies not that impostor. Oh and did i mentioned he failed to qualify Brazil for the Olympics.
He is 17. The Olympics are U23. Will you blame him too if Brazil fail to qualify for the WC?
I find that hard to believe. He looks like he is 27.
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...Endrick kid scored a lucky goal. Vinni was the MOM, but England was up to it too with Bellingham forays.
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bret- hart wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:43 pm
Kabalega wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:30 pm
bret- hart wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 4:35 pm Dude is soooo overrated. Missed a 1v1, scored a tap in that even a bum like 419Naija would have scored and I dont believe that midget is 17. He looks 27. Brazilians lie about their ages too. If he is the future of Brazil football then Brazil is screwed. R9, Dinho, Pele were prodigies not that impostor. Oh and did i mentioned he failed to qualify Brazil for the Olympics.
He is 17. The Olympics are U23. Will you blame him too if Brazil fail to qualify for the WC?
I find that hard to believe. He looks like he is 27.
...if he was African/Nigeria yes the issue will be flogged to death here :biggrin:

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