Roberto Carlos: I Started My Career on a Difficult Path

JABAR EKSPRES – Real Madrid and Brazilian national team legend, Roberto Carlos, provided motivation along with four world legend soccer players Erick Abidal (Barcelona – France), Sebastian Veron (Inter Milan – Argentina), Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan – Italy) and Giorgos Karagounis (Greece) to present motivation to the Indonesian U-16 national team players.

During the BRImo Future Garuda event at the BRI BRILian stadium, Jakarta, Tuesday (5/30), the iconic player with the “banana” kick revealed that he started his career through a difficult path from a remote village.

“I came from a small village and I started my career through a difficult path. I found my best soccer career step by step,” Roberto Carlos said at the event.

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Similar to Roberto Carlos, Sebastian Veron, who is also from the Latin American region, started his career from a village in Argentina to be able to play in the highest caste of European football because he had a dream of becoming a professional footballer.

“Similar to Roberto Carlos, I also have a dream of becoming the best professional footballer in the world,” said Sebastian Veron who also played for Manchester United.

In the event, Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Erick Thohir, revealed that there is nothing impossible for a dream to be achieved even for Indonesian national team players.

“Veron and Carlos also came from small villages. But they can play at Manchester United and Real Madrid. Just like Greece can also win against Portugal at Euro 2004,” Erick said.

Asked about the most memorable match of his career, the player characterized by the number three jersey said that his best moment was when he led the Brazilian national team to win the 2002 World Cup.

“My best moment was when Brazil won the 2002 World Cup,” said Roberto Carlos.

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