Ghana and Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku feels happy to be likened to Liverpool star defender Virgil Van Dijk.
The 26-year-old has received massive plaudits in recent times following his outstanding performances in the Ligue 1.
Fans and connoisseurs of the game in France have drawn comparisons between the Black Stars centre-back and the Dutch star, something the French-born says is rewarding.
“I saw this [Van Dijk comparison] on social networks, it made me laugh a lot,” Djiku told Goal.com
“Now you have to know if I am called like that in relation to my last name or my performance? At the moment, it can be my performance, it’s okay.
“I also learned that a commentator had used it during a match, which is positive. Van Dijk is the best among central defenders, he has exploded in three to four seasons at the international level, so being compared to him is necessarily rewarding.”
Djiku was named Strasbourg’s Player for the Month of January.