Istanbul Basaksehir midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu has stated his teammate Robinho revealed to him he grew up liking former Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha.
Okocha, famous for his dribbling skills during his playing years, featured for Paris Saint-Germain and Bolton Wanderers among others.
Okechukwu explained the former Manchester City forward learnt a lot from the mercurial midfielder.
“He [Robinho] told me he grew up liking Nigerian players like Jay-Jay Okocha and has learned a few things from his tricks and dribbles,” Okechukwu told ChannelTV.
“When I came to the club, he told me: ‘you’re Jay-Jay’s brother. We have been close since then.”
The ex-Nigeria U23 captain, who is on loan from Pyramids FC, has stated his delight at playing alongside the Brazilian.
“Watching Robinho on television as I did some years ago is different from playing with him as teammates. It’s been fantastic playing with Robinho,” he added.
Source: News update