yle=”text-align: justify;”>England captain Harry Kane has sent his best wishes to Pelé as concerns persist over the health of the Brazil legend.
According to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, the 82-year-old man was transferred to palliative treatment after chemotherapy failed to have the expected results while he fights colon cancer.
When asked about the news report, Kane said: “First of all, we send our best wishes to him and his family as well.
“He is an inspiration to our game, an incredible footballer and an incredible person.”
Pelé won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups and remains Brazil’s all-time top scorer with 77 goals in 92 games.
Asked about the advice Pele had given him, urging the Tottenham forward to never believe he is the best player in the world and keep learning, Kane said: “Hearing those words from him back then was very special for me. .
“And I always feel that I am someone who is always learning and will continue to learn for the rest of my career, so he hit the nail on the head with his advice.
“Of course I am saddened to hear that news, but we wish him the best, not just me, but all of England as well.”
Current Selecao star Vinicius Junior added well wishes on Instagram, saying: “Strength, King.”
Rodrygo, Vinicius’ teammate at Real Madrid and Brazil, also tweeted good wishes for Pelé
Doha’s Lusail Stadium, which will host the World Cup final on December 18, and the Aspire Tower next to Khalifa Stadium, have been festooned with photos of Pele in his famous number 10 shirt.
Concerns were initially raised on Wednesday when ESPN Brasil reported that Pele had been admitted, with his daughter Kely Nascimento saying there was “no emergency” involved.
Pele thanked supporters on Friday for sending him “good vibes” and called his hospital stay “a routine visit.”
The former striker is Brazil’s all-time top scorer with 77 goals in 92 games and scored in four World Cups.
Santos, his only Brazilian club, tweeted: “It’s the whole world wishing you the best, King Pele.”