Bayern Munich striker, Mario Gomez has picked former Super Eagles skipper, Austin Jay Jay Okocha as his idol.
His words: ”My father pointed at the television, “Look! There! Right now!” When I looked up, there was an Eintracht Frankfurt player on the screen. He dribbled the ball around the other team’s goalkeeper, then around a defender, and then around another defender – just toying with them – until he chipped it easily into the goal.
“Woahhhhhh,” I said. “What did he just do?”
“See?” my father said. “That’s Jay-Jay Okocha. And there’s no one else like him.”
From that moment, I dreamed of playing like Jay-Jay. He was my idol. The way he moved the ball – he was like an artist. He did things with a ball I couldn’t even imagine. And after seeing that dribble and that goal, I watched the highlights with my father every Sunday. I even started watching matches with him as well”.
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