Sao Paulo: At 21, Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus may be apprehensive about next month’s World Cup – but legendary striker Romario wants him to know the key to success is simple: concentration, goals and plenty of sex. He says that’s how he helped Brazil clinch the 1994 World Cup – and it seemed to work. During the tournament in the United States, Romario netted five goals and won player of the tournament, before bagging FIFA’s World Player of the Year the same year. “Have enough sex is one piece of advice, as is making the most you can of your days off and, of course, concentrate on match days and during the games,” the player-turned-senator has said.
Romario’s record is a tough act to follow – but the renowned striker sees potential in Manchester City’s Jesus. “I believe he’s quite aware of his football and what it represents for the Brazilian team. He has to arrive at the World Cup and score a goal. That’s the most important thing!” he said. A football superstar known for his sense of fun, Romario is Brazil’s fourth-highest goal scorer – still two goals ahead of Neymar.