Los Angeles Football Club attacker Latif Blessing had his dream come true after meeting his idol Andres Iniesta during a friendly against Vissel Kobe.
The 21-year-old featured as the MLS side kicked off their preseason with an impressive 4-1 victory over the Japanese club that also had former World Cup winners David Villa and Lukas Podolski in their line up.
But it was Iniesta, who is arguably the most talented midfielder of his generation that left the Ghanaian international star-struck.
Growing up, Blessing idolized the Barcelona and Spain legend and was thrilled to finally meet the man himself and get to speak to him.
The smile on my face alone tells how joyful I’m Meeting the legendary @andresiniesta8 ?? growing up as a kid dreaming and aspiring to play football in my village in Ghana ???????? @andresiniesta8 was one of the players I use to watch on Tv,and today I’m not watching him on tv but has pic.twitter.com/IBk5VWd4yb— Latif Blessing (@latif_blessing) February 10, 2019