This is a story that will make the most nostalgic among you smile. In the selection of Ecuador, which plays the opening match of the World Cup this Sunday, November 20, is Djorkaeff Reasco, striker of the national team. If his first name means anything to you, it’s normal, it’s a tribute from the player’s father to the former midfielder of the France team, Youri Djorkaeff.
“My father admired the game of the French, which is why he baptized me thus, explained the young Reasco at his debut in 2016 in remarks relayed by The Parisian. “And coincidence or not, I’m also a striker. I saw in videos how Youri played. My game is a bit like his.” Currently, Djorkaeff Reasco plays in Argentina, at Newell’s Old Boys whose coach is a certain Gabriel Heinze… Well known in France as well.
Youri Djorkaeff wants to surprise him
Still in the Parisian article, the former legend of the Blues, world champion in 1998, was very moved when he mentioned the player, explaining that he even spoke about it with the Ecuadorian president. “You don’t know it, but I mentioned this player with the President of the Ecuadorian Republic during my visit to the United Nations a few months ago! I am president of the Fifa foundation and the Ecuadorian president, on this occasion, told me that he would come to the game against Qatar in Doha. And at one point, he told me about this player, telling me that it would be fun to meet.”
“I don’t know how I’m going to do it yet, but I’m going to try to find a way to go see him after the game to take a picture that he’ll send to his dad. I’ll manage. This story deserve it” explained the former Inter Milan midfielder.