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‘The Sultan of step-overs’ he was crowned,
“He’s the best”, even the critics announced.
He’s more than just golden boots and sparkling studs,
he invariably leaves the defenders for dust.
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Like a gazelle he gallops down the field,
with sublime tricks the opponents are teased.
The crowds go wild when he gets the ball,
with his natural gifts he mesmerises all.
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I watch him waltz through the maze of defenders,
and try hard to keep count of his step overs.
‘Elastico’, ‘nutmeg’ and the ‘Okocha flick’,
are only some of his numerous tricks.
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With unmatched confidence and right attitude,
he was a revelation when he came on as a substitute
The ‘golden generation’s’ days may be over,
but Portugal has a new hero in the teenager.