Zidane was my football idol ever since my childhood years, Armenia national football squad and Borussia Dortmund (BVB; Germany) midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan said.
The 25-year-old player stated that he always followed the career of France’s legendary midfielder Zinedine Zidane, who is currently Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach at FC Real Madrid (Spain).
“I admired his game, and the Frenchman became my inspiration. [But] I have never tried to duplicate his game. “I continue to remain as Mkhitaryan. I have my own style of play and I’m happy with it,” AS quoted the Armenian international as saying.