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Man City striker Jovetic grew up idolising Shevchenko

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic says he grew up idolising Andriy Shevchenko.

Jovetic arrived in the summer from Fiorentina.

"He was my hero," Jovetic told the Daily Mail. "The number of goals he scored, the movement, I liked everything about him.

"I watched him on the television a lot, of course. I learned everything. When he first arrived in Italy I used to collect Shevchenko stickers. But when he came back to Italy later in his career [on loan at Milan] I had the chance to play against him.

"It was the last game of the season, we had the chance to talk and we exchanged shirts. I still have the shirt at my house."

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