Former Germany international Gerald Asamoah claims he never dreamt of becoming a professional footballer after leaving Ghana for Europe at a younger age.
The Schalke O4 General manager left Ghana at the age of 12 to stay in Europe, but took the opportunity at giving his football talent a shot.
Asamoah became a professional footballer after years of developing his God given talent, playing for Bundealiga side Schalke 04 for eleven years.
He also became the first player born in Africa to feature for the German national team and was a member of the 2002 World Cup squad that reached the final.
“I never dreamt of being a professional player. I mean, I left Ghana when I was 12 years,” Asamoah mentioned on the Warm Up Plus show on TV3.
He also disclosed his disappointment on losing the 2002 World Cup finals to Brazil, but admits Ronaldo was to good to handle.
“We played one of our best games against the (Brazil), but we lost to a great Ronaldo side,” said the former striker.
Asamoah capped 43 times for the German national team, where he scored 6 goals.