Wolves' Pedro Neto gives his thoughts on breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's record

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus during a training session at JTC on August 3, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Wolves' summer signing Pedro Neto will be hoping to get a chance against Besiktas on Thursday.

Pedro Neto of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC at Molineux on August 25, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Pedro Neto has spoke to The Sun about breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's long-standing record in Portugal.

The 19-year-old joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Serie A side Lazio earlier this summer and has had a decent start to life in England. Neto has a goal and three assists to his name in three starts for his new side and he will be gunning for a start against Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday. 

 

Despite being just 19, Neto has earned a lot of fame from his early days in Portugal. The youngster made his debut for Liga NOS side Braga when he was 17 years old and scored on his debut just nine minutes after coming on as a substitute. 

That goal made history as he became the youngest player to score for a club in Portuguese football history. Neto broke the record that stood strong for 15 years, set by Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably his country's greatest ever footballer. 

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match between Lithuanua and Portugal on September 10, 2019 at LFF Stadium in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Neto was asked about that moment to which he said: "It was an amazing feeling because Braga were a club that had helped me so much. So to score for them on my debut was special. 

"But I didn’t just become the youngest goalscorer in Braga’s history, I also broke the Portuguese record, taking it off Cristiano Ronaldo. It was such a good feeling to take that record from such a famous player — one which had stood for 15 years.”

Ronaldo has broken a ton of other records since he set that one in Portugal and Neto has a long way to go to even come close to what his compatriot has achieved. However, at 19, the world is at his feet and the game against Besiktas would be the perfect opportunity to start his journey of becoming the next great Portuguese attacker.

Pedro Neto of Portugal U20 during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 group F match between Portugal U20 and Argentina U20at Bielsko-Biala Stadium on May 28, 2019 in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

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