“The last few weeks have been very tough for me personally,” the native Hagenaar begins his emotional post on Instagram. ,,My father was seriously ill and there was no treatment anymore. Fortunately, I had a lot of support during that period from my fiancé, family and friends. Yesterday, after a difficult period, I scored my first Champions League goal, and just minutes later my father passed away peacefully with my mother and brother by his side. Maybe it was meant to be, because watching me play always made him very proud. I know you will always be with me. You will always be in my heart and this goal was for you Dad.”
Dozens of professional football players respond under Aké’s post, who encourage him. “He would have been incredibly proud of you, brother,” teammate Jack Grealisch wrote.
Drama for Aké: a few minutes after his first CL goal, his father dies | Dutch football
Source link Drama for Aké: a few minutes after his first CL goal, his father dies | Dutch football