Balde, the rising star of Barcelona, recently revealed his ideal dribbler in a video.
Despite being part of a club where Lionel Messi showcased his incredible dribbling skills, Balde chose Jay-Jay Okocha as his preferred dribbler.
Okocha, a Nigerian and African football legend, is widely regarded as one of the most skilled players of all time.
Balde’s admiration for Okocha’s dribbling ability is evident, even though he was just a young child when Okocha retired.
In a match against Italy at the 1994 World Cup, Okocha completed an astonishing 15 dribbles, a record that still stands today.
Balde’s selection of Okocha as his role model in terms of dribbling highlights the impact and legacy of the Nigerian football icon.
It’s inspiring to see young players like Balde recognize and appreciate the talents of legendary players who have left an indelible mark on the game.