Former Brazil striker Pele dismissed discuss he’s depressed and reclusive on Thursday and guaranteed followers he’s doing effectively and sustaining a busy schedule.
Pele’s son Edinho informed Brazilan outlet Globo in an interview revealed on Monday that the three-times World Cup winner was depressed and reluctant to depart his home as a result of he can not get round correctly as a result of hip issues.
“I am good,” stated Pele, who will probably be 80 in October. “I proceed to just accept my bodily limitations in the easiest way attainable however I intend to maintain the ball rolling.
“I’ve good days and unhealthy days. That is regular for folks of my age. I’m not afraid, I’m decided, assured in what I do.”
Pele, extensively thought-about to be one of many best footballers in historical past, is the one participant to win three World Cups.
He has suffered from hip hassle for years and can’t stroll unaided. Many of his most up-to-date public appearances have been in a wheelchair.
However, mates of the previous Santos and New York Cosmos participant stated this January was one in all his busiest in years.
He did images shoots and sponsorship work and he’s cooperating with a British director making a documentary about his footballing life.
“I am not avoiding fulfilling the commitments in my always busy schedule,” Pele stated in his assertion.
This summer time will mark the 50th anniversary of his third World Cup title, gained in Mexico in 1970 with what many fee the best staff of all time.