Brazillian midfielder Casemiro who is now regarded as one of the best defensive midfielder in the world recalled his journey from his childhood.
The Real Madrid man broke down into tears when a bottle of yogurt was given to him during an interview.
The bottle of yogurt reminds him of his past in Brazil where he could not afford to purchase it:
“As a child, I always wanted to drink these, but we never had the money. It didn’t cost much, around 20 cents, but my mom would always call me inside because no one had the money to buy some.”
But now when he goes to his home in Brazil, a bottle of yogurt is all he drinks:
“So now, when I go back home to Brazil, I drink about 50 of these a day. It’s not good for me, I know, but I do it because it’s something that I’ve always wanted & could never have.”
There are many football superstars in the world who struggled in the past. They had no place to live, they had nothing to eat. But due to their never give up attitude, they reached to the skies. Casemiro is one of the brightest example.
After playing for Porto on loan, Casemiro came back to Madrid and won 3 Champions League in a row. And, being a regular starter of the Los Blancos. The 26-year-old now earns 90,000 euros per week and his net worth is 13 million.
Casemiro is currently with his national team in Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. As his side plays the opening match against Switzerland on 17th June.
Former Brazil coach Felipe Scolari believes Casemiro is the most important part of Brazil. Looking at the current team, it is the Real Madrid midfielder who stands out most to him. Despite of all the lethal attackers, it will be Casemiro who will need to control the game for the five time World Champions.