As a Man City footballer who’s played ten times this season you expect to get recognised.
But for Oleksandr Zinchenko recognition doesn’t always come in the form you’d think.
The 21-year-old Ukrainian keeps getting mistaken for his team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, as he explained to The Telegraph.
Zinchenko said: “I’ve heard it all the time, trust me.
“Everyone calls me ‘Kev’. When I’m getting the bus, the fans are shouting ‘Kev, can I have a picture?’ Then I turn and they’re like ‘Oh, it’s not Kevin’.
“From afar maybe we look like twins, but when we are together, I don’t think so. I am more beautiful than him, definitely.”
Zinchenko has played a subtle but important role in City’s success this season.
He’s filled in at left-back in the absence of both Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph despite playing as an attacking midfielder for most of his career.
He’ll also likely start in the EFL Cup final in which he could win the first bit of silverware of his career.
So it shouldn’t be too long before people are seeking him out for signatures rather than mistaking him for KDB.
For now, maybe a change of hair colour will do the job.
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