German-born Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Schindler has named former France striker Thierry Henry as his childhood idol.
The ex- Arsenal star is arguably one of the best players to have graced the pitch following his magnificent exploits with English side Arsenal and the France national team.
The current Montreal Impact coach won numerous trophies including the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Cup during his playing days.
According to Schindler, the Arsenal all-time scorer left an indelible impression on his career and the Frenchman’s style of play was always something he tried to emulate growing up in Hamburg, Germany.
“My childhood idol was always Thierry Henry,” Schindler disclosed.
Schindler has joined second-tier side Hannover 96 from Bundesliga outfit FC Koln on a season-long loan after a difficult campaign with the Billy Goats.
The 27-year-old lost his place at FC Koln following the arrival of manager Markus Gisdol during the second half of the campaign.
It is a return to the club where he enjoyed success as a youth player during the 2011/12 season.