Brighton & Hove Albion’s Kaoru Mitoma has credited Cristiano Ronaldo for his dribbling skills, revealing that he used to imitate the five-time Ballon d’Or winner during his childhood.
The 25-year-old winger has been a standout performer for Brighton this season, scoring nine goals and providing six assists in 27 games. His performances have attracted interest from big clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal.
In an interview with Brighton’s official YouTube channel, Mitoma spoke about his admiration for Ronaldo and how he emulated the Portuguese star’s dribbling skills. “As for players overseas, I used to imitate the dribbling of Cristiano Ronaldo when I was a child,” he said.
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and is known for his exceptional dribbling ability, which has been a key feature of his game throughout his career.
Mitoma’s admission highlights the influence Ronaldo has had on the younger generation of footballers, as they continue to learn from his skills and techniques on the pitch.
As Mitoma continues to impress in the Premier League, it remains to be seen whether he will follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps and move to one of the league’s bigger clubs. However, for now, he will be focused on helping Brighton achieve their goals for the season and continuing to develop his game.