El Shaarawy: "I’m a Milan fan first and foremost - before being a football player."

48acc36b-2caa-4975-b47d-31944dad196a Stephan El Shaarawy's interview with Icon magazine :

"A dream worthy of my nickname? I’m living out my dream now. I’m a Milan fan first and foremost - before being a football player."

"Kakà was my idol when I was just a fan. Perhaps that’s why people often compare me to him - both as a player and as a person. Kakà is also a simply and well-mannered guy, and that’s also how I see myself.
When I met Kakà for the first time, in a friendly match, I asked him for his shirt after the match had ended, and he gave it to me with a smile. I have never forgotten that smile, and every time I think about that day, I see that smile - like in a movie."

"My mohawk? I really like the idea of being seen as a model."
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"My friendship with Mario Balotelli? It came instinctively - as soon as we started knowing each other. The story about us not getting along is false. It is a media invention.
Mario Balotelli is not like how they media portrays him. He is also a simple kind of guy like me. We are two very nice guys."

"I like other sports such as beach volley, table tennis, tennis but above all pool, which is my second passion.
There are two pool tables at Milanello, and the classic match is between me, Giampaolo Pazzini and Riccardo Montolivo. And I often win", declared El Shaarawy.