Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has praised Nigerian Football Lagend, Jay Jay Okocha’s goal in the 1992/1993 season as the best goal in the history of German football, he also praised the high mentality of African Footballers.
The goal itself is well-known among Nigerian football fans, Okocha scored the goal against Karlsrusher during the 1992/1993 Bundesliga season when he was playing for Eintracht Frankfurt against the past legendary German goal keeper Oliver Kahn.
The goal has been voted as Goal of the season by many magazine.
In a sports session in one German sport Tv, Klopp said
Okocha scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football. It took like five minutes of Kahn and his defenders diving on the floor before he put the ball in the net,” Klopp told the Guardian.
“Some of the world’s best players have been from Africa; George Weah, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. In their generation they were some of the best players so why should we not sign them? It’s great.”
In Europe, it’s difficult to find that [special story] – maybe in London it’s possible, I’m not too sure. All the African players have this story. It means they are motivated through the roof. It’s about the story that is behind them,” he continued.
“If you look at Sadio Mane: running away from home. Mo Salah: driving four and a half hours every day to training. You have these stories there. You don’t have these stories here. I read an article about the influence of Mo Salah at this moment in the Arabic world – it’s unbelievable!”
“I love the fact that we have so many African players, until the Africa Cup of Nations starts. Then it’s: ‘Oh my God!’” he added.
“It’s still better than it used to be because before they were out in the middle of the season. In the past, because the Africa Cup of Nations was in the winter it was really a reason not to sign a player because you would lose him for four weeks in the middle of the season. That was really something we had in our minds always.”