An 11-year-old boy in the United Kingdom who has cerebral palsy had the best day of his life when he got the chance to meet the athletes who most inspire him.
However, he can considered the inspirational one. Despite living with a condition that makes playing soccer extremely difficult, Samuel still plays goalie for his school team.
“Having cerebral palsy is very hard, and playing football is a bit difficult but I don’t really take that as a big issue, I just get on with it….So that’s what I say to myself: ‘Never, never, never give up.’ I’m in a wheelchair and I never give up. Just try. Try your hardest.”
With an attitude like that, he was invited to Manchester United’s training facility, where he met David De Gea, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He even received a pair of gloves for when he’s inside the net.
Have a look at his day:
If you watch one thing today, let it be this. The beautiful game…pic.twitter.com/nGWTcDonPI
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) March 12, 2017