When Okocha Explained Why He Used to Dribble a Lot During His Time in Germany, Video

When Okocha Explained Why He Used to Dribble a Lot During His Time in Germany, Video

Raphael Abiola
updated at October 5, 2023 at 12:58 PM
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  • Austin Jay Jay Okocha has explained why he dribbled so much during his time in the Bundesliga
  • The Super Eagles legend featured for two different sides in Germany during his illustrious career
  • The former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder was popularly during his time with Eintracht Frankfurt

Nigerian legendary midfielder, Austin Jay Jay Okocha once disclosed why he often dribbled during his time in the Bundesliga in his football heyday.

The Super Eagles legend is known for the entertaining style of play and was a big fan of this aspect of the sport.

Okocha played for two teams in Germany's top flight during his playing days but was mostly known for his performance with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Austin Jay Jay Okocha has explained why he dribbles a lot during his time in Germany. Photo: Frank Kleefeldt.
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The Nigerian football legend was at the Die Adler for four seasons before leaving Germany and was a problem for opponents due to dribbles, which he later explained he did, according to Brila.

"When I first got to Europe, it was Germany that I went to and the level of racism there was high. I never knew I was black until I got to Germany," he said.
"When I got the opportunity to sign a deal, and I signed, I was like - how am I going to repay this person back in a legal way? Then, I decided to dribble them in order to show I am a racist."

His comment notwithstanding, the former Bolton Wanderers star will always be remembered for the goal he scored against Karlsruher SC.

Okocha deftly dribbled past numerous players, including the opposition goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn, who later became a Bayern Munich legend.

Okocha chooses between Messi, Ronaldo

Sports Brief previously reported on Okocha commenting on the GOAT debate as the argument continues to rage between fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Argentine and the Portuguese superstars have reigned supreme for years, causing fans, pundits, and even players to remain divided on which of them is greater.

While Okocha acknowledged the extraordinary accomplishments of both Messi and Ronaldo in football, the former Bolton playmaker has a definite favourite in his view.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.