March 03, 2011

Six of his 10 goals this season have come from his left foot - Nani

Manchester United winger Nani has revealed how hours of practice as a boy led to him being able to score with his left as well as right foot.

He said: "When I was very young I used to go to the local square where we played football and practice alone.

"Sometimes I would spend all afternoon there, practising with my right foot and then with my left foot.

"I'd practice curling the ball, hitting it hard. I always wanted to improve. Now I know that all my hard work has paid off.

"It doesn't matter to me which side I play on because I am confident of beating my opponent on either side and I can cross and shoot with both feet."