Monday, January 23, 2017

Pele tells Rashford: Don´t be afraid!

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Jun 2016

6 Views

With all eyes on Marcus Rashford at Euro 2016, Brazil legend Pele has urged the England young gun not to show any fear at the showpiece tournament in France.

After a stunning breakout season, Rashford is part of England’s 23-man for Euro 2016, which gets underway on June 10.

Rashford scored on his Premier League and Europa League debuts for Manchester United, while the 18-year-old forward became England’s youngest debutant goalscorer in the nation’s 2-1 win over Australia last week.

And Pele – arguably the greatest footballer of all time after winning three World Cups, with the first coming at the age of 17 – had some advice for Rashford.

“Today it doesn’t matter about age. It is important to be prepared. But never, never, never be afraid,” Pele said as England complete their preparations for Euro 2016 with a friendly against Portugal on Thursday.

“I wish him the same luck that I had in my life.

“There is big pressure but I think he has to have confidence and trust himself.

“Before I won the World Cup first time, I was told by my coaches: ‘You are here because you have a style, you are a good player, don’t be afraid because the other players are older than you.’ That is my message [to Rashford] too.”

Drawn in Group B, England will face Russia on June 11 before going head-to-head with Wales and Slovakia.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top