In about five years I had gone from selling cigarettes in the streets of Abidjan to playing for the biggest club in the world.
English Premier League
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Je dois commencer avec une histoire un peu gênante.
And I looked over at Pogs like, Oh my gosh, if the gaffer actually puts me in, I might wet meself.
To leave everything behind that I had in Mainz, that was quite tough. When I cleared my apartment, it felt like someone ripped my heart out of my chest.