For the past 20 years, South Americans have grown up having European football available on TV, so many have a big admiration for the Old Continent’s clubs and players.
Ecuadorian midfielder Moisés Caicedo is one of them, and in an interview with the local media this week, he revealed his wish to play for Manchester United one day.
The 19-year-old was speaking to Global Digital TV, and talked a little about his goals following his success in the first years of his career.
“My challenge is one day to be in the elite of world football. I have proposed this to myself, my dream is to play in the big leagues,” Moisés Caicedo told Global Digital TV (via Aficcion Central).
Asked about the favourite league he’d like to play in, he said: “The Premier League. Manchester United are my favourite club.”
And when quizzed about the players he admires, he said: “I really like the game of N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba, I learn a lot from them every time I see them. I always try to do what they do, that’s why they are there.”
Caicedo has been standing out for both club and country, so maybe his Manchester United dream isn’t unrealistic. Despite being a young defensive midfielder, he already has a few appearances for Ecuador, and got one goal and three assists in their last three games.
He’s also been doing well at Independiente Del Valle. His club has a big challenge this week, as they’re facing Nacional in the Copa Libertadores’ round-of-16. Following a 0-0 draw in Ecuador, there’s now a decisive tie in Uruguay on Wednesday night.
Caicedo, however, will be out due to injury.