- Kwasi Okyere-Wriedt has disclosed Brazilian legend, Ronaldinho, as his biggest sporting idol during his formative years
- He disclosed he used to watch videos of the former Barcelona star on the video-sharing platform, YouTube to learn new football tricks
- The Hamburg-born Ghana international currently plays for German side Holstein Kiel in the Bundesliga 2
German-born Ghana international, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt has named legendary Brazilian attacker Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, affectionately called Ronaldinho as his football role model.
Ronaldinho performed bewitching trickery effortlessly which became the toast of youngsters and it comes as no surprise Okyere-Wriedt belongs to the category of youngsters who were captured by the magical skills of the ex-Barca talisman.
Wriedt, who currently plays for lower-tier side Holstein Kiel attacker revealed how he used to religiously study the Brazilian on YouTube.
"When I was a child, Ronaldinho was my big idol. I looked up to him and his style of play still impresses me to this day. I used to watch YouTube videos and then try to imitate his tricks on the soccer field," he told Holstein Kiel's media as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.
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Who is Okyere-Wriedt
Kwasi Okyere-Wriedt is a German-born Ghana international, who plays as a striker. He made his international debut for Ghana against Japan in a 2-0 friendly win for the Black Stars.
The lanky forward signed for Bayern Munich in 2017 owing to his goalscoring prowess in the lower tiers in Germany but failed to secure a permanent spot in the first team.
He currently plays for Bundesliga 2 side Holstein Kiel after a one-and-half year stint with Dutch Eredivisie Willem II.
Ronaldinho lifts the lid on relationship with PSG star Neymar
Former Brazilian international Ronaldinho who was at the Parc des Princes to see PSG’s 3-2 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League has described Neymar and Lionel Messi as good friends.
His presence in the stadium on Wednesday, October 20 allowed him to catch up with his former teammates Messi and Neymar.
The Brazilian legend met the former Barcelona duo on Tuesday as he was in attendance as a guest of honour for the French club.