Borussia Dortmund forward Karim Adeyemi claims that his blistering speed can be attributed to eating Nigerian "Fufu."
"Fufu" is a popular staple food in Nigeria and is mainly made out of cassava dough.
Adeyemi, who was born in Munich to a Nigerian dad and a Romanian mother, made the claim after his stunning solo goal gave Dortmund a deserved 1-0 triumph over Chelsea in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
The 20-year-old forward pounced on a clearance from a Chelsea corner on the edge of his own penalty area, then went on a marauding run that covered the entire length of the pitch before rounding Kepa Arrizabalaga and slotting it into an empty net.
Addressing the media after the game, Adeyemi said Fufu makes him incredibly fast when asked by a journalist to tell him what he eats that makes him a speedster.
“I eat a lot of African foods but I have good genetics from my dad, " he replied.
"So I think it’s a little bit difficult for you not to get fast.”
When the journalist pressed further on what the name of the food is, Karim added: "[The food] is called Fufu from Nigeria and it’s very good.”
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Opening up further on his brilliant solo goal, Adeyemi stated: “The only thing I was thinking [against Enzo Fernandez] was that I just need to get the ball past him.
"You just try to win your duels, the goalkeeper came out and there may have been a bit of luck, but I’m delighted with the goal."