I don't look in the mirror and think I'm a star

The Belgian winger, who is currently at the European Championship, assured that nothing has changed with the career move from Rennes to Manchester City.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 05:14, 24 Jun 2024

After standing out at the French club Rennes, Jérémy Doku was signed by Manchester City at the beginning of the current season, where he went on to win the Premier League.

His impressive performances have made him a key player for both his club and the Belgian national team.

While representing Belgium at Euro 2024, the 22-year-old winger revealed that there has been no change in his demeanor following this significant career move. Despite his rise to prominence and the accolades he has received, Doku remains grounded and focused on improving his game.

"I am still the same guy I was at Rennes. Even though my status has changed, I don't look in the mirror and think I'm a star," he stated on Monday. His humility and dedication to his craft are evident, as he continues to prioritize personal growth over external validation.

In addition to discussing his own journey, the Manchester City player took a moment to praise the German playmaker Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich. Doku's admiration for Musiala, a fellow young talent, highlights his respect for other players and his awareness of the broader football landscape.

"I enjoy watching him, but I don't include myself in that list of game-changers; I still have concepts to work on," he remarked. This statement not only shows Doku's appreciation for Musiala's skills but also underscores his own commitment to continuous improvement and self-assessment.

Doku's blend of talent, humility, and work ethic makes him a standout figure in modern football, and his attitude serves as an inspiration to aspiring players worldwide. As he continues to develop his game, both Manchester City and the Belgian national team can look forward to many more stellar performances from this young star.

Updated: 05:14, 24 Jun 2024