Rangers loan star Nathan Oduwa admits basing his game on Ronaldinho

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Rangers ace Nathan Oduwa has admitted that his idol has always been Ronaldinho.

Winger Nathan Oduwa has told the Rangers official YouTube channel that he always based his game on former World Cup winner Ronaldinho.

Oduwa, 19, is at Ibrox on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur, having come up through the ranks with at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino's men are keen to see Oduwa develop whilst playing under Mark Warburton this season, and he's so far made a big impact in Glasgow.

The wide man has dazzled defences with his pace and sensational trickery, producing remarkable displays of showboating in the process.

Oduwa has now opened up about his career in football so far, and even revealed that he has always wanted to base his game on Ronaldinho.

Speaking to the Rangers official YouTube channel, Oduwa was asked who he has looked up to and tried to emulate in his playing style - and Oduwa's answer was definitive, choosing the former Barcelona hero Ronaldinho.

"Ronaldinho, full stop," said Oduwa. "Every time I used to see Barcelona on the TV, I would tell everyone to be quiet, and I would just focus on him throughout the whole match. He always used to play with a smile on his face, he always used to make me smile watching him - he was great to watch," he added.

Ronaldinho won the Champions League, World Cup and Ballon d'Or during a sensational career at the top, and whilst it's a stretch for Oduwa to emulate those achievements, it's clear to see that the Brazilian's playing style has had an effect on Oduwa's game.

The teenager loves to take players on with elaborate tricks and skills, just as Ronaldinho did during his time at the Camp Nou - and that playing style makes Oduwa the threat that he is for Rangers.

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