Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic has revealed his two biggest footballing idols, and it’s little surprise that they are both forwards.
‘At the time on television I mainly watched matches from Italy and Spain', the 24-year-old told the FourFourTwo magazine. 'My big idol was always Andriy Shevchenko, Later on, when I watched more of the Premier League, I liked Thierry Henry very much. He was a phenomenal player’.
Premier League fans will mostly remember Andriy Shevchenko for his truly abysmal spell at Chelsea. He was on the books of the Premier League giants from 2006 until 2009, but he failed to repeat the AC Milan heroics at Stamford Bridge.
Nevertheless, Shevchenko is one of the greatest strikers of all time: his stats and performances at Dynamo Kyiv and Milan prove that. There is little wonder that the Ukrainian legend made a big impression on Jovetic.
Thierry Henry is certainly one of the greatest forwards of all time. An Arsenal legend, he was hugely successful at Barcelona too and is still playing at the age of 37.
Jovetic will turn 25 on November 2, the same day that City host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.
So what does the Montenegro international want for his 25th birthday?
‘I did not know that on that day we will play United!’, he said. ‘That’s interesting. But no, I haven’t made any special arrangements yet with Bojana (his sister).
‘There’s still time, though. But of course it would be great to celebrate my birthday with a victory over United. There would be no better present’.
United have been warned.