The Real Madrid player has already suffered from COVID-19 himself. He tested positive and had to stay away from his teammates and miss matches.

“To win against the virus, people have to stick together”

Eder Militao is not blind to the difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic this year. Still, the Brazilian defender urged people to listen to the advice given to return everyday life as soon as possible. The Real Madrid player has already suffered from COVID-19 himself. He tested positive and had to stay away from his teammates and miss matches. Realizing that his position is privileged, Militao knows that there are people worse off than him, even though the players also had to accept the new reality. “This is not good for us either,” Militao told reporters. “We’re used to playing with the energy of the fans. To win, we have to stick together, listen and see it through as soon as we can so we can get back to normal. So that we can work and go out with our children.”

We aren’t selfish

The defender further encouraged people to help others when and where they can, reiterating how difficult these times are. “This is not an easy situation,” Militao explained. “It’s hard for everyone. Many families do not have food, they have no job, and they need to work. I think people need to help others and families who need help.” Militao left Brazil as a 20-year-old to move to Europe, and he made the jump up to join Real Madrid at 21. “Friends helped me adapt to my new country,” he said before his mind returned to the challenges brought by the pandemic. “Everything is different – competitions, games and the culture of countries. I think that for Everything to be good again, we have to listen.”

“We are more and more supportive now; people are helping each other. We are doing well, and we will come out of it stronger. We are not selfish, we are helping families who need it, and we will be stronger for it.”