Former Super Eagles captain, Jay-Jay Okocha has reacted after former Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil praised him and cited him as his role model when he was growing up.
Jay-Jay Okocha spoke with Goal in a recent interview where he revealed that he was very happy to hear such words from Mesut Ozil as he described him as a world class player.
Ozil tweeted: “About 20-25 years ago, I was an immigrant Turkish kid who was running after the soccer ball with the Fenerbahce shirt with the number 10 Jay Jay Okocha written on his back in the streets of Gelsenkirchen.
“Thankfully, it was my honour to wear this jersey that I have been dreaming of for many years,”
He said: “I was very happy. I did not know about the last tweet Mesut Ozil posted, It is very pleasing to be the idol of such a world star player, to inspire him.
“Mesut is a world-class player. It is a very good thing [for him] to come to Fenerbahce. I think he will definitely be successful in Fenerbahce.” he added.