Pelé, the king, says he is doing well - Fernando Bizerra Jr./EFE/SIPA
Pelé is not as bad as they say, king's words. The former number 10 of the Seleção and Santos returned to the words of his son Edinho, who spoke of the father's depression linked to mobility problems. Pelé wanted to be reassuring.
“Thank you for your prayers and your concern. I'm fine. I'm going to celebrate my 80th birthday this year. I have good days and others not so good, it's normal for people my age, "said the King of football in a press release. "I am not afraid, I am determined and I have confidence in myself [...] I do not avoid honoring the commitments of my very busy agenda", continues the triple world champion.
"He is withdrawn"
In an interview published on Monday on the site Globoesporte.com, his son Edinho said that his father's morale was down, affected by hip problems preventing him from walking normally. "You imagine, he's the King, he has always been such an imposing figure and today he can no longer walk normally (...) He is ashamed, he does not want to go out, go to the street. He is withdrawn, lives reclusive, "he said in particular.
Physically diminished, Pelé lives "reclusive" and is in a state of depression according to his son