Nigeria and Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu has made it known that Brazilian national team star Robinho told him he was one of former Nigeria super eagles great footballer Austin Jay Jay Okocha's admirer and he has learned many things from the former Paris Saint Germain midfielder.
The former Manchester city and Real Madrid star stated that Okocha was a great player that many players like him grew up watching and he has taught them how to use football like dribbling and many other things.
Talking through his teammate in Istanbul Basaksehir of Turkey, Azubuike Okechukwu in an interview with the newsmen, Okechukwu said Robinho has told him many things about how he came in contact with Austin Jay Jay Okocha when the former Bolton Captain was playing football and how he was a role model for people like them.
"Robinho told me he grew up liking Nigeria players like Jay Jay Okocha and has learned a few things from his tricks and dribbles."
Azubuike Okechukwu said when he joined Istanbul Basaksehir on loan in the last summer transfer window, Robinho asked him about being Okocha's brother because he is a Nigerian and he said that has really makes the two of them come closer since then.
"When I came to the club (Istanbul Basaksehir), Robinho told me: 'You are Jay Jay Okocha's brother', and we have been close since then."
Robinho 36, is a Brazilian dribbler who was very popular in a decade back because of the unique way he played his football when he was with Real Madrid football club in Spain and Manchester city football club of England, and the star has also been one of the best footballers in the Turkish league ever since joining them.
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