Ghana hopeful Memphis Depay has stated that he idolises Real Madrid and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 19-year-old winger-cum-striker curled a fantastic free kick from 25 yards into the net on Saturday as his side PSV Eindhoven beat Go Ahead Eagles 3-0 in the Eredivisie.
“I look closely at Ronaldo and I am learning all the things he does,” Depay told Elffootball.
“He shoots his free kick just a bit better than I do. Ronaldo is a world footballer; I take a good look, because I also target the highest.”
“I often train at such free kicks. There's also no secret, it is a matter of practice as practice makes a man perfect,” Depay added. “The keeper had gone already left and so he was late. That's the idea. Such a ball, you do not shoot at them to score necessarily in the far corner.”
Despite playing for the Dutch national Under-21 team, the 19-year-old who is on the radar of coach Kwesi Appiah can still play for Ghana at senior level.