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Bailey names his son Leo Cristiano and unfolds Bolt friendship

Sun 29 November 2020 | 9:08

The Jamaican international has decided to name his son Leo Cristiano and also opened up about his close friendship with Usain St Leo Bolt, who is the greatest sprinter of all time.

Leon Bailey

,

Bayer Leverkusen

winger, opened up about his friendship with

Bolt

and how they have always had each other’s back.

The 23-year-old was tested positive for COVID-19 after attending Bolt’s birthday party and was forced into quarantine. Although some may have judged his decision on going in the first place, Bailey didn’t even hesitate due to their strong friendship.

"

Usain has been a very good and close friend of mine for years

," Bailey said.

"

When in Jamaica I would never turn down an invitation from him. He's a kind of mentor for me, was always there for me in good and bad days."

Bailey also shed light on his son’s name, saying he was not named after the superstars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"

It has nothing to do with football, but with me and my name

," he said.

"

Leo is an abbreviation of Leon. And Leo is the lion - I am a lion. I believe that my son also grows up with the mentality of being a fighter and a leader. And Cristiano is a lovely name that goes well with Leo.

"Being a father changed me in many ways as a person, but not the way I play football. However, my son motivates me to work even

<em>

harder

." 

Leverkusen have had eight victories out of nine competitions this season and Bailey scored five goals. They hold the fourth title on the

Bundesliga

table and believe they are capable of fighting for a title.

"The fact that we started so well is due to the high quality of the players and the hunger of the team. Our mentality has changed, we are

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much hungrier now than last season, which was actually good - but we weren't there at the crucial moments,

" Bailey said.

"

Anything is possible for us. We are in a good mood, we play well. There are no limits

."

 

 


source: SportMob