Okocha reveals most memorable goal for PSG

Okocha memorable goal psg

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has revealed that his debut goal for Paris St-Germain (PSG) against Bordeaux is his most memorable for the club.

Okocha joined PSG from Fernabahce at a record fee of $18 million to become the most expensive African footballer.

Reflecting on his time in Ligue 1, he said he was so excited about the contract that he had to leave for PSG even before it became a done deal.

“PSG is a club that really touched my life and raised the bar for me. In 1998, I was approached to join PSG and I can say that my former club Fenerbahce made it difficult to leave,” Okocha told NAN in Lagos.

“The club made it difficult because I just renewed my contract with them for three years. So, they didn’t want to release me to PSG.

“For me, I see the contract as a lifetime opportunity and PSG as one of the best clubs in the world. So, I was interested and I had to leave for PSG even before the negotiations ended.”

Okocha added, “I can remember joining PSG without pre-season training and I did not immediately play until the fourth match.

“I was on the bench against Bordeaux and we were losing by 0-1, five minutes to the end of the match, the coach, Alain Giresse, called me to play and I scored a fantastic goal.

“After the goal against Bordeaux, the club knew that I was ready for the challenge.

“While I was at PSG, I played alongside great players like Ronaldinho de Gucho, Nicolas Anelka and the present manager, Mauricio Pochettino, among others.

“I had a great experience at PSG and that is why till today, I am one of the ambassadors of the club and I feel so fortunate.”

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