OLIVIER NTCHAM is looking forward to making life a misery for his boyhood favourites Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
The 21-year-old £4.5million French midfielder was delighted when the Hoops were paired with the richest club in the world, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht in Champions League Group B.
The impressive new Bhoy said: “It’s a very exciting draw and I’m quite happy because, coming from Paris, I wanted to play against PSG.
“It’s a little bit special for me because when I was young I was a big fan of PSG, but this will be the first time I’ll have played against their first team.
“I wanted to play against PSG, but I wasn’t exactly praying to be drawn with them, you understand? But I’m very happy with that.
“I watched their games on television, never in the stadium, and I never signed for the club when I was a kid because I didn’t actually take up football until I was 10 years old.
“That’s quite late, yes, but before that I was a breakdancer. It was between breakdancing and football! I also liked boxing – Mike Tyson was my hero.
“I performed a breakdancing act with my older brother – he still does it.
“We used to breakdance outside, in front of people, putting on shows in the streets. I’ve not shown my dancing skills here yet, I have not even told my team-mates I do it.”
He added: “I never watched a PSG in person as a youngster, only on television. This time, all my family will be very excited. I want to play in front of them, it’s always good.
“It will be very emotional for them when I play at the Parc des Princes and they will be full of pride. My hero as a kid was Pauleta, the striker. I loved him when he was on the pitch.
“When I was young, in Canada, I actually wanted to stop football to play basketball instead. But my mother said: ‘No, you don’t stop, you must continue playing football.’
“It will be especially emotional for her now. I was 10, 11 years old in Canada. I feel I owe my mother a lot because she told me to stick with football.
“It has worked out so well.”
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