“I literally grew up with a football stuck to my foot”

“I literally grew up with a football stuck to my foot”
“I literally grew up with a football stuck to my foot”

In an interview with his club FC Metz, Papa Amadou Diallo looked back on his childhood in Saint Louis and his love for football from a very young age. The 19-year-old striker (2 goals scored in Ligue 1) recalled his wonderful memories in the former capital of Senegal.

“I grew up in Saint-Louis, Senegal, surrounded by my parents, my two brothers and my four sisters. I’m the youngest. I played football all the time in the street with my brothers and a few friends (…) I don’t want to brag too much but I was often the top scorer at the end of the day (laughs). At the time, I didn’t have a celebration yet but I remember screaming my joy every time I made the nets shake! I had so much fun playing. These are wonderful memories that I will never forget (…) I literally grew up with a football stuck to my foot. I’ve been playing this sport forever. I started when I was 6-7 years old and never stopped. I quickly joined a football school, not very far from the family home. I remember, one day, my parents gave my brothers and me bicycles. I never touched it, I only went out to play football. There was nothing else that existed”

Wiwsport.com

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