Brazilian winger Antony , who is currently playing for the Premier League giants Manchester United, shared his difficult process of growing up in a slum in an earlier interview. The only dream of this winger is to lead his parents out of the slum.
Antony, who is only 22 years old, is also one of the most anticipated new stars in this World Cup . The Brazilian winger who was born in a slum said in an interview, “I was born in hell. I’m not kidding at all. For those who don’t know me Friends from the past, the slum where I grew up in São Paulo was known as Inferninho.
Antony joined Manchester United coached by Ten Hag from Ajax in the Eredivisie in this summer’s transfer market. So far in the Premier League this season, Antony has scored 3 goals for Manchester United, and he has also become coach Ten Hag attaches great importance to it. one of the players.
It is worth mentioning that although Antony missed 5 important games due to injury, the young star scored 3 goals in 6 games. Antony said, “I was born in hell. If you really want to understand me, then you have to understand where I come from and my past.”
Antony continued, “My brother would take me to the square every day to play football. Everyone in the slums was playing football, whether it was children, the elderly, or even members of drug dealers or gangs. On the court, everyone was equal.”
Saw a dead body on the way to school
“I carried the wildness that God gave me when I was young, and it’s always been in my blood. I refuse to bow to everyone, I will play the drug dealers, the thieves in the crotch, I don’t care at all. ”
In addition, Antony also shared some difficult life when he was a child, “The things I saw when I was a child, only those who have experienced it will understand. I was on the way to school one day, I saw a person fell down in the alley, after approaching him I found out that the person was dead, I was only 8 or 9 years old.”
“You become desensitized to things like this, and this is the only way to go to school. The road in front of you is a dead body, so you can only jump over the dead body with your eyes closed.”
Antony continued, “People are always asking me how to get out of poverty quickly, and I frankly say that it’s because I don’t have any pressure on the court. There is nothing that scares me anymore. I have to jump over a dead body to go to school. What else is there to be afraid of playing football?”
“The media also often ask me what my dream is, whether it is the World Cup, the Champions League or the Ballon d’Or, but those are not dreams, they are goals. My only dream now is to take my parents out of the slums, there is no other plan. I either Succeed, or keep working hard.”