Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis has disclosed that former Barcelona star Ronaldinho was his hero while growing up claiming that he used to cherish the ways the Brazilian played.
Ronaldinho is no doubt one of the best footballers to have made the round leather game loved by many fans around the world with his mesmerizing skills.
The 42-year-old was superb in his attacking styles of football which made him win the Ballon d'Or award, Champions League and La Liga with Barcelona.
Emmanuel Dennis on the other hand started his career at Kwara Football Academy in 2010 where he was until 2016 before moving to Europe.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Emmanuel Dennis explained that he used to watch all the games of Ronaldinho years back.
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Emmanuel Dennis' reaction about Ronaldinho
“My idol growing up was Ronaldinho. He’s the reason I’m a footballer today.
“I just love everything about that guy and his talent with a football inspires me a lot. When I play, I just like to entertain people and have fun.
“I really like to nutmeg people. I had the most nutmegs in Europe last season which was crazy. I just love to have fun on the pitch, but I also want to score goals and add assists.
“I don’t really set targets, I just like to go and play and express myself.''
Samuel Eto’o Gives His Personal Opinion on Okocha and Ronaldinho Debate
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o did not find it funny that Super Eagles legend Jay Jay Okocha did not get the deserved recognition during his playing days.
The FECAFOOT president believes Okocha deserved much more following his exploits for the Nigerian national team as well as the clubs he played for.
Eto’o insisted that Okocha remains one of the most skillful footballers ever and wondered how the midfield maestro never won the coveted CAF Player of the Year Award.
The former Barcelona man who played alongside Ronaldinho at the Catalan club emphasised that the Nigerian superstar was more skillful.
He went on to say that what the world saw Ronaldinho, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2005, did during his peak days, Okocha did it more than a decade earlier.
Source: Sports Brief News