Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar has talked about the player he admired the most during his formative years of his career.
Mukhtar has modeled his game on his favourite player, Kevin Prince Boateng who currently plies his trade with Turkish side Be?ikta?.
The 25-year-old joined Nashville SC from Brondby ahead of the 2020 Major League Soccer season.
Boateng, like Mukhtar, was born and raised in Berlin and started out with Hertha in 2005.
He has since featured for Benfica, Salzburg on loan and Brondby.
"As a boy from Berlin at Hertha, I looked up to Kevin-Prince Boateng," Mukhtar told Goal and SPOX.
"His career is fascinating. Then a lot of people called me Prince in my youth. It became a kind of nickname. I used it on my profile on Facebook at the time and continued to use it on Instagram."
He continued, "As a little boy, I was always fascinated by the stars who could do something special with the ball. Like Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane. I loved watching them."
He has featured in two games for Nashville so far this season before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak that has affected more than 100,000 people in the United States.