AC Milan superstar Rafael Leão was recently interviewed by Sky Sports Italia. During the conversation, The Portuguese striker and winger spoke about his passion towards football and music and named Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” as his soundtrack for his Italian career.
Interviewer: There’s a reason why we’re in this studio, do you want to talk about music or football?
Rafael Leão: They are my two great passions, we talk about everything you want. They are the two things that give me the opportunity to express my emotions . On the pitch with a smile and with music through words. I tell people to never give up. Entering San Siro with the ball and wearing the Milan shirt is always a joy.”
Interviewer: How did your passion for music come about?
Rafael Leão: “I’ve always had it. My father was a singer, my uncle was a DJ . I’ve been into music since I was little. I started writing and singing in quarantine because I was at home so much. For me, who’s shy , this helped to bring out emotions in difficult moments. That’s how I started.”
Interviewer: A song from your career at Milan?
Rafael Leão: Eminem’s “Not Afraid.” I like the rhythm and I like the words. I wasn’t afraid to be able to win and to show everyone what I was worth. I had to wait for the right moment to grow and seize my opportunity.”
Diamond selling single, “Not Afraid,” is an inspirational and brutally honest anthem for Eminem’s fans from 2010’s Recovery album addressing that of his struggles and triumphs, and encouraging his fans to reach their triumphs as well.
When interviewed by Rolling Stone, Eminem said: “Whatever I can be to people is fine. Some people may look up to me. Some people may consider me a f–king menace. But I’m grateful for every fan letter I get, and for every person who says I helped save them. I don’t know, man. I feel like I took a lot of time off. Not doing s–t for those four or five years, how lazy I got – it’s time to get back to doing what I love. I feel like I’ve got a lot of gas in the tank. I just want to make up for letting people down.
You can watch the entire interview below: