Black Stars and Crystal Palace forward, Jordan Ayew has heaped praise on his dad for the impact that he has had his current run of form.
Jordan’s father, Abedi Ayew Pele is one of Africa’s finest footballers and went ahead to win the African Footballer of the Year thrice.
The Crystal Palace forward has been involved in 10 goals this season, scoring nine and having one assist to his name.
Ayew, in an interview with Sky Sports, said he is lucky to have a father who has a lot of knowledge about football.
“It drives me. I can’t give my dad enough praise. He’s unbelievable and I’m lucky to have a father who knows football.”
The 28-year-old said his father’s influence on his career deserves a lot of credit.
“My dad has given us so much, in everything, and not only to me, to the whole family. The only way we can say thank you is to perform week in, week out for him to be proud and that’s what we try to do.”
Jordan also revealed that his father does not watch his matches live but always watches the playbacks and guides him after every game.
“He doesn’t watch the games live because he’s a bit too anxious, so they record them and he watches them afterwards. When he’s finished (watching the game), he briefs me a bit. If I’ve not done well, he tells me I’ve not done well. And if I have done well, he still tells me I’ve not done well.”
Jordan Ayew, with his incredible performances this season, has surpassed Black Stars legend, Tony Yeboah as the highest Ghanaian goalscorer in the Premier League. Ayew, so far, has scored 25 goals, one more than Tony Yeboah’s 24 goals for Leeds United.
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