Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Brazil legend Pele has said “I still accept my physical limitations the best way possible but I have the intention to keep the ball rolling” denying his son’s claims that he is “depressed” and a “recluse”.
Three-time World Cup winner Pele, 79, made the comments in a statement he made yesterday (Thursday) after his son Edinho, 49, said he was “depressed” and a “recluse” after suffering from health problems in an interview on Monday.
The statement read: “Thank you for your prayers and your concerns. I am fine. I am turning 80 this year.
“I have my good days and I have my bad days.That is normal for people my age. I am not afraid, I am determined and I trust in what I do.”
The football legend then went on to list several activities that he has done recently such as filming a documentary, two photo sessions and “several upcoming events scheduled.”
Pele ended the statement by saying: “I am not avoiding my commitments from my always busy schedule.
“I still accept my physical limitations the best way possible but I have the intention to keep the ball rolling. God bless you all.”
Pele is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. He played at Santos for most of his professional career between 1956 to 1974.
He retired shortly after with American side New York City Cosmos where played between 1975 to 1977.
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