Milan talent Hachim Mastour explained why he chose to represent Morocco and not Italy.
The 16-year-old was born in Italy to Moroccan parents and grew up in Reggio Emilia.
Despite the fact he is yet to make his Serie A debut, the prodigy has received his maiden call-up for the senior Morocco squad against Libya.
“I chose this national team because ultimately I feel more Moroccan than I do Italian, despite the fact I was born in that country,” Mastour told the FRMF website.
“I am very happy to have made this decision. It is an honour for me to be a part of this squad.”
Mastour is already a famous name thanks to advertising campaigns showing off his tricks with the likes of Neymar.