“I kick their butts a lot. They cry after the game.”
Seven-year-old soccer star Ariana dos Santos was recently featured in NBC’s “Little Big Shots” and she didn’t hold back when it came time to show off her smooth soccer skills. The show, hosted by Steve Harvey, highlights talented children across the United States. As she showcased her skills, dos Santos even scored a couple of goals, back to back, against Harvey.
Shortly after being featured in “Little Big Shots,” this Brazilian-American futbolista then appeared as a guest on “The Steve Harvey Show.” As you can see from the interview video above, dos Santos has a huge level of confidence to be reckoned with (as should every girl). You see this confidence shine in the responses she gives Harvey when asked if she plays soccer with boys.
“I kick their butts a lot. They cry after the game. They just got beat by a girl,” dos Santos said.
Dos Santos has been playing soccer her entire childhood with the help of her father who is her personal coach and mentor. She’s only gotten better and better at it as the years go by. One of her soccer moves in particular is named after her favorite soccer player Neymar Jr. To dos Santos’ surprise, Harvey had a special recorded message for dos Santos, directly from Neymar Jr. himself. As soon as dos Santos heard Neymar Jr. say “Hey Ariana” in the first few seconds of the video, she burst into tears. Dos Santos was emotional throughout the entire video recorded by the Brazilian futbol star.
To heighten her emotions even more, Harvey then presented dos Santos a soccer jersey autographed by Neymar Jr. himself. More uncontrollable tears of joy came down dos Santos’ face.
Looks like having insane soccer skills at only seven years old definitely pays off. Keep up the amazing work, Ariana! ⚽️