The Brazilian wanted to send a reassuring message, after his son declared that he suffered “a certain depression”
Pelé, for many the best footballer of all time, said he is “fine” after his son Edinho expressed concern about a “certain depression” of the Brazilian star. «I have good days and bad days. It’s normal for people my age, ”said ReO Rei’ in a statement.
The three-time world champion, who turns 80 next October, said he continues «Accepting physical limitations in the best possible way» and stressed that he intends to keep the ball rolling.
The alarms jumped this week when Edson Cholbi Nascimento, ‘Edinho’, son of Pelé, said in an interview to the Globoesporte portal that the Brazilian star was suffering from a “certain depression” due to his mobility problems, since currently he only manages to walk with The help of a walker. «It is quite fragile in terms of mobility. He underwent a hip transplant, but he did not do the ideal rehabilitation and has that mobility problem, which ends up generating a certain depression (…) », explained Edinho, who is currently the technical coordinator of the base categories of Santos, the club where his father emerged.
«He is ‘The King’, he was always such an imposing figure and today he cannot get on well He is very uncomfortable and ashamed of that, ”Edinho added. In recent years, the health of the exdelantero del Santos has been a cause for concern, after several spinal and hip surgeries, as well as problems related to the urinary system. The last setback he suffered was in April last year, when he went through the operating room for the removal of a kidney stone that kept him hospitalized for several days. Pele has only one kidney since the 70s.