Nigeria winger Chidera Ejuke says training with Liverpool youth team helped shaped his career as a footballer, reports Completesports.com.
Ejuke, then 17, was offered the chance to train with the Reds youth team after being spotted at the Gee-Lec academy in Nigeria.
Though he failed to secure a move to Liverpool at that time, the Heerenveen star says the experience was crucial to his development.
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Ejuke scored nine goals and provided four assists in the Dutch Eredivisie last season.
“Gee-Lec provided clothing and football boots. But more importantly, they have contacts with agents. One of them arranged an internship at Liverpool. I was seventeen years old, was able to train with a youth team and was given a tour of the stadium on Anfield Road,” said Ejuke.
“I only knew big stadiums from television. Now that I had seen one with my own eyes, I knew: they really exist. My dream became tangible, my hunger to succeed was even greater than it already was.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.