PARIS – Football legend Pele said Friday he was feeling “much better” after receiving hospital treatment in Paris for a urinary tract infection.
“The anti-biotics are working... I feel so much better,” the 78-year-old Brazilian said on his official Twitter account.
“Thank you for all your love!” he told his fans, joking: “I think I’m ready to play again!”
The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to a Paris hospital on Wednesday, the day after appearing at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe.
Pele’s declining health has been a cause for concern in recent times, and the meeting with Mbappe – the only other teenager apart from Pele to score in a World Cup final – had already been postponed last November.