The young and versatile soccer player from New Hampshire is the recent social media sensation. Be it his personality, his perfection in his game or his passion of achieving something big, the go-getter Murad is soon going to make it. He is certainly not lacking ambition. In a recent interview, the American attacker described his dream to be the best talent to come out of the United States and New Hampshire in addition to be a starter and playing for [his] country.
These comments come on the heels of an interview, where he stated his goal to be the first Turkish American to win the Ballon dOr. This annual award not to be confused with the FIFA World Player of the Year is presented by France Football and was most recently claimed by Cristiano Ronaldo for the fifth time.
Ambition and expectations are difficult subjects for American soccer fans. While its desirable for players to push themselves at the biggest clubs, there’s a hesitance to place too much hype on any emerging player in the talent pool. That aside, it’s refreshing to see the newest generation setting big goals and playing fearless soccer, seemingly free of the burden of any past setbacks.