I am Jose Mourinho's darling boy due to my commitment - Afena-Gyan

Published on: 20 November 2021

Promising Ghanaian forward, Felix Afena-Gyan says he have a good relationship with Jose Mourinho due to his commitment.

The 18-year-old made his debut under the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss against Cagliari after impressing with AS Roma’s youth team and has since been in the senior squad.

Afena-Gyan explains that his ability to keep doing what he does for his team has been the reason for Mourinho keeping faith in him.

“I believe that this relationship with me is due to the commitment I put into every training, to my hard work on the pitch. I’m sure that if I didn’t try as hard as I do, the coach might not mention me in a photo on Instagram as he did,” the Ghanaian told Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio.

The highly-rated forward also lauded his manager for his relationship with youngsters, describing him as a great coach.

“He is a great coach, especially with young players. He is a coach who encourages you, who motivates you, I like him a lot. It pushes you and encourages you to do what you want, to give your best and improve day after day,” he added.

Afena-Gyan also revealed that his mum has been one of the people behind his success so far, after making the move to Italy.

“If I am here today I owe it above all to my mother, to her I must say thank you. She is the person who is doing the most for me at this stage of my life.”