German Striker, Mario Gomes reveals Former Super Eagles Midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha as his childhood hero while growing up and when he was playing with Frankfurt in Germany.
The 33-year-old Gomez who had a legendary career with the German national team and across several top teams in Europe has revealed his admiration for Okocha which started at a young age.
Mario stated that his parents assumed a coaching role directing him where to score.
He shared his childhood experience and he said: “I was four years old and I didn’t really know what I was doing.
All I knew was that I had the ball at my feet and I wanted to score a goal, so I started dribbling up the field and all my teammates began to yell my name.
He stated that when he began, he was passionate to play the game even when he did not understand the rules and relegation.