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Mahmoud Trezeguet: People used to think I’m French because of my name

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has lifted the lid on the early stages of his footballing career while also revealing how he was named after French icon .

Trezeguet has enjoyed an outstanding 2017/18 season with Turkish outfit Kasimpasa, netting 16 times and providing eight assists in all competitions.

The 23-year-old has also featured twice for in the 2018 World Cup as he started in games against Uruguay and Russia.

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Speaking to FourFourTwo, Trezeguet revealed how he was named after David Trezeguet, saying: “It all started when I was the top scorer of my school team.

“I scored a lot of goals and my coach called me Trezeguet as I looked like him and he was taking Europe by storm,” he added.

The former Al Ahly winger also claimed that he doesn’t feel any pressure having the name ‘Trezeguet’ on the back of his shirt every game.

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“It’s always been like that since I was nine. It made me stand out but I don’t feel any pressure.

“When I first went to Europe, people thought I was French but when they started to notice the resemblance. I just looked like him,” he concluded.

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