Pepe has gone down in the history of the Champions League. The center back scored a goal at 40 years and 254 days old, which becomes the goal scored by an oldest field player in the history of the competition. A record and a victory that the former Real Madrid player did not take long to celebrate on his official social networks.
“I know I’m not missing much”
The footballer seemed happy after scoring the goal in a post on Instagram this morning where he highlighted that despite his age, he is happy with the goal. “work and sacrifice” what he does in order to maintain the level that he continues to demonstrate on the field of play, although he has admitted that he knows that he has “little left” to put an end to his career.
“Whoever reaches this age to play at this level in a club like FC Porto is thanks to a lot of work and sacrifice. “I know I don’t have much left, but what little I have left I will do everything possible to honor this sport.”Pepe wrote on his Instagram account, accompanying an image of him where he is seen celebrating the goal he scored in the 91st minute after a pass from Francisco Conceicao, who responded in his publication with an “Eternal captain.”
There is still no set date and, therefore, the time he will remain on the field of play is unknown, but what is clear is that he still has time to make his record more spectacular as this season passes and if his team manages to stay alive in the Champions League. A possibility that is not remote at all since they are in second position tied on points with FC Barcelona, which has 9 points.
The post first appeared on www.marca.com