Watford goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has revealed the influence of AC Milan’s Brazilian Goalkeeper Nelson Dida on his career.
In a recent interview, Okoye named the 2002 World Cup winner as his childhood hero and believes they have shared similarities.
“Easy Dida! I don’t even need to think about that answer,” Okoye told Watfordobserver.co.uk.
“When I was young, I always wanted to be him. I loved AC Milan back then and he was a legend, a real beast in goal.
“People did call me ‘the young version of Dida,’ which I liked.”
The 22 year-old signed for Watford in November, after his impressive campaign for Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam.
The Nigerian will compete for Watford’s number one spot next season following the exit of Hornet’s first choice Ben Foster.
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