Paris Jamaican athlete and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt wants to change discipline and be part of the 50 best footballers in the world. According to an interview published in the latest issue of the French magazine So Foot. Now I’m starting a new chapter in my life I’m looking for new motivations said Bolt, who holds the records of all sprint disciplines plus eight Olympic gold and eleven world titles.
I have the speed, obviously, but also a good intelligence in the game. I understand football said the Jamaican. The athlete also showed his desire to be an attacker to score at least 20 goals per season. I would not go to a fucking team I need an ambitious team Bolt said who also said that in recent months he had negotiated with different clubs.
In September the athlete will pass several tests and will train with the German Borussia Dortmund so as to have a professional opinion. The 31-year-old Jamaican said that football “is a very demanding sport” for the physicist, but could play professionally “for at least four years.” In 2014, Jamaica coach Winfried Schäfer already wanted the athlete in his team. It’s fast and if you learn to play well with the ball, you could be one of our best players,” said the German coach.
However, Bolt rejected the proposal because of his preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games, Since his dream at the time was “to be the greatest champion in the history of the track”. The Jamaican, who will retire after playing at the World Athletics Championships between August 5 and 13, said that football is now part of his routine and that he plays at least twice a week.
In the interview, the athlete also talked about his two favorite teams, Manchester United and the Argentina team. When I was little everyone in Jamaica preferred Brazil, I was alone against everybody said the Jamaican.
The best sprinter of all time also predicted that the winner of this edition of the Champions League would be Real Madrid, a team “very regular this year.” Who will retire after playing at the Athletics World Championships between August 5 and 13, said that football is now part of his routine and that he plays at least twice a week. In the interview, the athlete also talked about his two favorite teams, Manchester United and the Argentina team.