Sunday, 18th August, 2013
New Hoffenheim striker Anthony Modeste, who grabbed a brace in the club's emphatic 5-1 victory away at Hamburg in the Bundesliga yesterday, has explained his idol is Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, with his aim being to model himself on the powerful Ivorian.
The 25-year-old Frenchman joined Hoffenheim this summer and has wasted no time in announcing himself in German football, with three powerful displays.
Modeste warmed up for the Bundesliga by scoring twice in Hoffenheim's 9-0 German Cup rout of Aumund-Vegesack.
He then found the back of the net once in Hoffenheim's opening Bundesliga day 2-2 draw against Nurnberg.
And then yesterday he put in another powerful performance, scoring twice, as Hoffenheim ran riot against Hamburg.
So far so good for Modeste, who is aiming to at least match the 15 goals he scored for French outfit Bastia last season.
"That would be a dream", he told Spox.
"I am satisfied with my first months at Hoffenheim and I expect to be able to continue in this vein."
And then Modeste pointed to Galatasaray hitman Drogba as his inspiration.
"He is my idol", said the French goalscorer.
"Drogba is the prototype of a complete striker.
"I often watch him and try to learn as much as possible to then perform on the pitch, but that is easier said than done", he admitted.
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