Mkhitaryan ․ "I thank him for giving me the opportunity to become a footballer."
In a conversation with the official YouTube channel of Serie A, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the captain of the Armenian national team and Roma midfielder, referred to Yuri Jorkaef, a former football player of the French national team, who is a 1998 World Cup champion.
"During the 1998 World Cup, Jorkaef was one of my idols for the French national team. I also adored him because he is Armenian and played for one of the best Italian teams, Inter.
I tried to do it his way. I ran like he was hitting the ball and spinning like he was! I am grateful to him because he gave me the opportunity to become a football player, "Mkhitaryan said.
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