Hilton on Montpellier prospect Elye Wahi: “He’s the same age as my daughter.”

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Speaking in an interview on local France Bleu radio earlier this week, Ligue 1 side Montpellier’s 43-year-old central defender and club captain Hilton commented on 18-year-old attacker Elye Wahi, who made his first Ligue 1 start on Sunday in a 0-0 draw with Reims.

Elye Wahi, he is the same age as my daughter. When I arrived in France, she just turned 1, today she is 18. Wahi, he is a promising youngster, he is in the process of showing that he has something. When he comes on, he doesn’t question himself, he enjoys his moment. I hope that he will become a very good attacker. But everything comes with work, you need to work, because football goes by very quickly. Sometimes, we think we have done the most difficult bit, we think that we have at last arrived at the highest level, but we are still far…”