Stephan El Shaarawy has given an interview to the Spanish Press discussing his idols and Egyptian roots.
The Italy international has quickly become integral to the Milan first team since his debut in 2011, and also forging a starting place for the Azzurri ahead of next year’s World Cup.
But the youngster has gone back into his past in an interview with Mundo Deportivo.
“My idols? I have several,” he told the Barcelona-based paper. “It is great to see Kaka back, and Del Piero was also someone I looked up to.
“Totti as well is someone I like. It is a pleasure to play against him now.
“I’m Italian, so I’ve never thought about playing for Egypt.
“I am proud of my roots, but Italy is my home.
“The best player in the world? I guess at the moment that’s Neymar. I played against him and it was amazing.”
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