When it comes to Roberto Firmino, this image may appear in front of you-cheerful, walking poker, defensive striker, master of the no look series, and the only designated toothpaste in Ricun The spokesperson, he is more parsimonious about his celebration than the right to fire. Don't give me any center output. My goal is to milk the whole world by one person...
If you approve of this kind of character image, then if you throw Firmino, who has been over ten years old, to you, you will definitely not recognize him. Because at that time he was still an extremely restrained character. He once had a tooth decay, served as a defender and a defensive midfielder. He was nicknamed a dumb shy boy because he didn't know how to talk to the coach.
Today, I will talk to you about the growth story of Firmino. After reading it, you may feel the power of time and the magic of transformation, and even believe that the "light yellow dress and fluffy hair" will also have the potential and future to become a rap leader.
On October 2, 1991, Firmino was born in Maceió, Brazil. Like many Brazilian cities, Maceió has charming beaches, star-rated hotels, and beautiful and rich girls wearing bikinis on the beach. They will enjoy a lobster meal provided by a beach restaurant after sunbathing. However, like many Brazilian players, Firmino was unfortunately reborn on the other side of the city-bordering the slums, working with gangs, gunshots and fire and forming the educational background of most children.
Firmino's mother did not have a job, and his father supported the family by selling coconuts and mineral water on the beach. Firmino's elementary school teacher once recalled: "Roberto told me one day,'Teacher, my house is out of electricity. There is nothing to eat in the refrigerator, only water.'" In this distressed environment Of course, the old Firmino hopes that his son can learn to walk out of the poor community, instead of inheriting his father's business and growing into an excellent small vendor. However, the old Firmino soon discovered that Roberto, the bear boy, likes playing football more than reading.
In Brazil, street football means more gang contact and more danger. So Firmino's parents tried hard to let him stay at home, but the bear boy still ran into the street one by one with additional skills such as climbing trees and overturning walls, playing football with those five or six years older than him.
With a lot of football skills higher than kids of the same age, Firmino's skills quickly attracted the attention of the local team CR Brazil. He joined the team's youth academy at the age of 13, mainly playing right back, center back and midfielder. Although this kid is shy and timid, and his main communication method is to smile at others, he shows a trait that is completely different from other Brazilian players.
——The youth training coach of CR Brazil said: "I have trained many talented children, but no one is as dedicated as Firmino."
Unfortunately, this characteristic is not enough for the club to treat him as a golden egg. The team who believes that Firmino's talent and unique bones will become great in the future only the team's dentist Marcellus Boll Tela.
不幸的是，这种特征不足以使俱乐部将他视为金蛋。相信Firmino的才华和独特骨力的团队将来只会成为团队的牙医Marcellus Boll Tela。
"Listen child, you will join the Brazilian national team in the future."
"Emmm...will it? But I don't have money, and I can't contact other clubs."
"Don't be afraid, I will help you."
Facts have proved that if you have a dentist by your side, you will soon have white and healthy teeth if you were full of cavities when you were a child.
Facts have also proved that in Brazil, where there are more football geniuses than coconut trees, it is much more difficult to join an excellent football club than to take care of a white tooth.
Yes, Portela hit a wall. He paid for his own money and took Firmino to try out most of Brazil, but none of the Brazilian clubs were willing to sign the uncut jade in his heart. In the end, the two masters and apprentices could only choose Florianópolis, which is more than 3,000 kilometers away from home. After watching the two upside down golden hooks of Firmino in the trial training, the Pakistan B team fee Gu Elens decided to sign with him.
Although the club’s economic strength and training conditions are not good, and although Firmino often falls blue and purple on the cement training ground, the status of the Brazilian second division determines that the club is better than the village team. More attention.
In this club, Firmino took the first step forward: he was transformed from a defensive player into a midfielder.
After a year of training, Firmino took the second step forward: to try out in Europe.
In 2009, Firmino received a trial invitation from the French Marseille team. However, due to pre-preparation procedures and insufficient documents, Firmino was detained when changing trains in Spain. The customs kept Firmino in a small black room for several hours, and only gave him an apple and a bottle of water. "I didn't understand what they were talking about, so I was very nervous. I was just a child at the time and I remember crying a lot."
A few hours later, the 17-year-old Firmino was repatriated by Spain. His first European trial trip also ended with a very unsatisfactory end to the Brazil-Madrid Barajas Airport-Brazil route.
No way, Firmino's timidity in his youth has always been a major problem hindering his progress. Luciano Lupez, the scout of Figueelens, recalled: "Someone from the club called me and asked if Firmino was dumb. I said to Firmino:'You have to speak, you have to He said he wanted the ball and talked to the staff.'He didn't say anything, he just smiled at me."
绝对不会，菲尔米诺年轻时的怯一直是阻碍他进步的主要问题。菲格雷斯的球探卢西亚诺·卢佩兹（Luciano Lupez）回忆道：“俱乐部的某人给我打电话，问菲尔米诺是否愚蠢。我对菲尔米诺说：'你必须讲话，你必须对他说，他想要球，并与工作人员进行了交谈。 “他什么也没说，只是对我微笑。”
Well, until then, Firmino was still a shy teenager. However, this does not hinder his performance on the court. Shortly after passing his 18th birthday, Firmino entered the first team of Figueelens. In the 2010-2011 season, Firmino scored 8 goals in 38 appearances, was elected the best player of the season in Brazil, and led the team into the Brazilian League.
To this day, Firmino still regards dentist Portela as his first agent. However, Portela's knowledge of prosthetics, clinical caries, periodontology, and orthodontics is not enough to lead a football player to a larger stage. Firmino needs a new Bole.
At this time, a legendary German man appeared, his name was Pfannestiel.
If you open a search engine to look up Pfannestiel's name, you will be surprised at the legendary life of this man. He was jailed in Singapore, streaked in the UK, stole Penguins in New Zealand, played for 25 teams in 13 countries in his career, was declared dead by medical staff three times on the field and finally recovered. He is the world's No. A professional player who has played in all six FIFA divisions...
After traveling all over the world, Pfannestiel became a scout for the Hoffenheim club, and then did a more compelling thing-he found Firmino in the football manager game .
Regarding the discovery process of Firmino, Pfannestiel said in an interview: "We used a lot of analysis tools, including SAP (Hoffenheim main sponsor) application software, to obtain player data. And I found out that Firmino is through the football manager game, hey, man, I am not the first scout to find players through this game."
"In order to get Roberto, we spent almost 3.5 million pounds. With this money we only bought a child from Brazil's second-tier league. People must think that he is a genius and has the ability to go directly to the first team. Otherwise. , Just spent the wrong money."
"In fact, after you dig out five or six players, you need to assess their psychological endurance, observe their personalities, and finally rely on the scout's eyes to find them."
Okay, I won’t translate the rest of the interview. The core point is “I’m really good”.
In any case, the legendary scout finally helped Firmino realize his dream of playing in Europe. Soon, Firmino brought his family to Germany. This decision obviously helped a player's long-term stability and avoiding a fall. In the days of Huocun, the rigorous atmosphere and scientific training of German football allowed Firmino to gain all-round growth, from skills to ability to character.
For example, he started to try the center position and sent more assists at the midfielder position.
For example, he adapted to the cold winter in Germany, which laid the foundation for him to adapt to the colder Li Village.
For example, he began to strengthen his physical function, increased a larger range of ball-free running, and no longer feared physical confrontation. After being kicked out of the first team because of several training sessions, he converged his last trace of undiscipline as a Brazilian and behaved more and more like a German.
Then, he met Brazilian model Larissa Pereira in a nightclub, and soon fell in love with her for life.
When a child from the country adapts to the cheers of tens of thousands of people, when a player with unique kicking skills meets his coach and teammates who admire him, when a shy boy meets his beloved big girl, when all these elements When the assembly on the German soil was completed, the people of Huo Village were surprised to find that the bag hidden in Firmino's body had exploded.
——Firmino represented Hoffenheim in 151 league and cup matches in 4 and a half seasons, scoring 47 goals and sending 31 assists.
-Four and a half seasons, Firmino got 6 yellow cards in celebration of stripping off clothes, ranking first in the top five league naked lists.
This kind of highlight performance really makes it difficult for Firmino to continue to hide in Huo Village.
As a result, he entered Liverpool's vision.
In fact, when Firmino was 17 years old, Liverpool began to observe his growth. Fernando Trojani, who was Liverpool’s chief South American scout at the time, commented on him as “thin and skilled, but he still needs guidance in playing football.”
——After reading this comment, Liverpool made a small mark on the purse.
With Firmino joining Hoffenheim, Trojani also passed his notes to Liverpool in the hands of German scout Andy Thrall. He is responsible for monitoring the adaptation of South American players to European teams. . The new scout notes indicate that “he can both slam and steal the ball, and he can withdraw from the defense.”
随着Firmino加盟Hoffenheim，Trojani还将他的笔记传递给了德国童军Andy Thrall的利物浦。他负责监督南美球员适应欧洲球队的情况。 。新的侦察员笔记表明“他既可以猛击也可以偷球，并且可以退出防守。”
——After reading this comment, Liverpool decided to throw Firmino into the shopping cart.
Then the scouts dig deeper into his daily life, including his eating habits, interactions with coaches, teammates, and fans who come to watch public training. After observing a training session, one of the scouts commented on Firmino: "His efficiency and attitude on the court are surprising. Even when he is off the ball, he still defends aggressively. He is training. I always smile, and often come here to help fans autograph and take photos, including those with limited mobility."
——After reading this comment, Liverpool finally decided to click "Buy Now"!
In addition to Fabinho, Firmino is probably the second fastest big deal in Leicun’s history, because at that time it was composed of technical director Edwards (now Ai) and scout supervisor David Fallows. The transfer team composed of chief scout Barry Hunter is unanimously optimistic about the future of this guy, and Rogers is busy all over the world looking for Suarez's substitute, plus in May 2015 the United Kingdom relaxed the conditions for applying for a work permit... Firmino's transfer can be described as the right time and place.
除了Fabinho之外，Firmino还可能是Leicun历史上第二快的大交易，因为当时它是由技术总监Edwards（现为Ai）和球探主管David Fallows组成的。由首席球探巴里·亨特（Barry Hunter）组成的转会团队对该人的未来表示一致乐观，罗杰斯（Rogers）忙于寻找苏亚雷斯的替代者，此外，英国于2015年5月放宽了申请工作许可证的条件。菲尔米诺的转会可谓是正确的时间和地点。
Therefore, with one hand and the other hand, Firmino officially joined Licun on June 24, 2015.
We all know the later story. After experiencing Rogers's era of finding the North and all kinds of side draws, he waited for Klopp-the ultimate Bole who completely positioned him as a shield forward and never considered his goal efficiency.
As a result, he wore the hat of a center forward and sent the team's most threatening ball; his average of 1.74 steals per game did not live up to his childhood defensive skills; he was more willing to pass the ball than to grab the head, because that was enough. Seeing Mane's simple and honest imitation; even if no one is with him, he may be possessed at any time, and he can play an episode when he celebrates a goal. When a center doesn't take goals as its own responsibility, it takes defense as its honor. He feels that it is better to provide assists to his teammates than to score goals. The greatest joy in life is not to look at the goal before shooting. Do you think this person can save?
Yes, this is Firmino now.
There is no doubt that Klopp’s
——He has returned to his hometown Maceió many times, brought toys and trampolines to his alma mater, and donated food to poor local families.
——He paid 60,000 pounds for medical expenses for his childhood neighbor and bought a wheelchair.
——He donates money to the Santa Catarina State Hospital every month, which is the location of his home team, the Figue Elens Club.
——In Firmino’s hometown, almost everyone who knows him can tell a generous story about him.
Nowadays, maybe you will no longer find the "shy" shadow in Firmino, but his three qualities of humility, smile, and selflessness have not changed from beginning to end. It was these that formed the cornerstone of his character, and the rest of it, relying on acquired hard work, continued to add bricks and infinite commotion, finally made the current Firmino.
Many years later, Firmino recalled his repatriation from Madrid’s Barajas Airport and said: “You need to look for a positive side. Only in this way can you continue to grow.”
Many years later, Firmino still remembered the sentence he wrote on the school gate when he was in elementary school: "Start with the necessary things, and then do things within your power. Suddenly you are doing the impossible."
This is the story of Firmino.
In life, there is always a legend waiting for you.