Which makes me that much more impressed that the kid being hailed as the next Beckham – or better yet the next Zinedine Zidane – isn’t suiting up to play in the English Premier League anytime soon. He’s six.
Six, and Madin Mohammed can spin his body in a three-sixty around an opposing player without blinking – and more importantly without losing touch on the ball. His on-ball skills are stunning – mostly because they’re effortless. At that age, the ability to move a ball with that accuracy is talent – pure and simple. There are players in the English Premier League today who don’t have that kind of control. It’s no wonder the top officials at Chelsea and Real Madrid (Beckham’s old team in Spain) have their eye on him.
Maybe his age plays a role here – Mohammed moves without thinking, which is easier to do when you’re six years old, playing purely for fun. His age doesn’t account for the fluidity, the natural talent that can’t be taught. But his parents would be wise to keep the sniffing scouts at bay, to allow him to develop that talent while he’s able to take adantage of the youthful joy of movement, the lack of pressure.
Check out his skills – it could be the French rap (everything sounds better in French, doesn’t it) but this video is mesmerizing.
Do you think he has the stuff to take over the soccer world? Would you suggest the world just back off for awhile?
Image: Polish News