LONDON – "I had a very difficult life as a boy, completely different from the one I have today. I know very well what it means to not eat anything for a few days and try to sleep the same ". Mamadou Sakho , defender of Crystal Palace, former Liverpool and Psg, tells in an interview with CNN.
I know what it means to be cold and have nothing to eat – admits the French of Senegalese origins -. I slept in the street and asked for alms, I stole to get something to eat, but those moments helped me to become the man I am today, even stronger. "
Sakho in 2016, when he was at Liverpool, was stopped for precautionary doping (suspension then removed) admits that football has "helped him to change his family situation" and reveals that his dream now that those problems are light years away is to dedicate oneself to the most needy: "What has happened to me has helped me to be a better person – he continues -. I want to help those in need because I have always said that if I became someone I would have changed things ".
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