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Moukoko’s brother talks about Dortmund wonderkid

Tue 09 February 2021 | 14:45

Borel Moukoko talks about his younger brothers’ hopes and motivations.

Dortmund

Cameroonian teenage striker,

Youssoufa Moukoko

has surprised the world with his brilliant performances.

In November,

Moukoko scored a goal against Union Berlin and became the youngest goal scorer in Bundesliga history.

Borel Moukoko

, Youssoufa’s brother, who is currently playing in the fifth tier of German football, has talked about the young prodigy.

“I liked to watch Barcelona, Real [Madrid], Liverpool and Bayern and see how the players behaved so that I could learn as much as possible from them,”

Borel Moukoko said.

“Youssoufa has always liked Lionel Messi. We also often watched the games from the top European leagues or the Champions League together. That was always wonderful.

“In Africa, it is rare for people to sit at home alone in front of the television and watch football. Most people go to a bar and watch together. Sometimes 100 people come together to watch top matches in the Champions League.

“You don't have to order anything, you can just sit there and watch the game. When a goal is scored, many people go absolutely crazy and are happy for the clubs they support.

“Unfortunately, one cannot influence what is written in the media. Especially since Youssoufa's story was and is simply extraordinary.

“The media have to write it down and report it. What should he do about it? Score fewer goals? When you're as good as he is at something, people just talk about you, there's no changing that.

“We have always supported him as a family but also motivated him to stay hungry and not rest on his early successes.

“The hype around him, or at that time the discussion about his age, did not interest him much. Above all, none of this has distracted him from his path - and that is the most important thing.”

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