“He’s the perfect match for me”- Everton’s new star credits Chelsea legend for his arrival in Premier League
The Belgian international and Everton star Amadou Onana has become one of the youngest players to represent the club in the English Premier League. The player’s tragic and eventful story of the journey he had has moved everyone miles, Frank Lampard being a true leader in brokering the deal for the player.
The player mentioned several struggles from his past life and how other family members and the Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has helped him to carve his way into Everton. The player and the manager said, “get in there and you will score,” indicating how Lampard used to motivate him.
The player further mentioned to the manager how determined and dedicated he was to sign the player, and said, “Manager-wise he’s the perfect match for me”, telling his new fans about the similarities that the Belgian resonates with the Chelsea legend, and thanked him deeply in the interview.
Amadou Onana’s journey to Everton
There are so many strands to Amadou Onana’s story, but let’s start with him dwelling around his 16th birthday when he couldn’t get a game for his age-group team at lowly Zulte Waregem, and the coaches there are telling him he’s “trash”. Rising above the criticism is something to learn from the Belgian.
His dream of playing professional football was his family leaving Senegal for Belgium for the sake of his career. Only one person is truly fighting his corner: Melissa, his elder sister. She has been filming him playing and badgering clubs around Europe with the videos and hustles him a trial at Hoffenheim in this way.
“She had cancer,” Amadou says, “and was very ill. She had just gone through chemo and had the [infusion] bag [attached to her]. Her head was shaved. We had some issues with the train and she had to run . . .” He shorts off, and maybe you can picture it, and the bravery that he might have in his genes would all be with from her sister.