Kevin Danso has made a name for himself in the world of football, and the 21-year-old reverts back to his time in the MK Dons Academy as a reason for his success.
Danso spent six years in the Dons Academy before moving to Germany to continue his progression with FC Augsburg.
This Summer, Danso moved to Southampton, and in the process, returned to England, where his football education started.
The Defender captained his country during the EURO Under-21 Qualifying clash with England, and spoke highly of his time at MK Dons prior to the clash.
“This is where I grew up, this is where I learnt how to play football. Every weekend I’m checking the results to see how they got on, to be honest, I would say I’m an MK Dons fan.
“This place has a big place in my heart, it’s a place I call home, it’s an honour to be playing on the pitch in front of all my friends and family.
“It means a lot to play at Stadium MK, as soon as I found out about the game I text my brothers and I was over the moon to play in front of people I know, in my home stadium as a professional footballer – it was my dream growing up – I’m happy it’s finally coming true.”
The Austrian International grew up with the likes of Callum Brittain, Sam Nombe, David Kasumu. Speaking earlier this week, Danso told iFollow MK Dons how proud he is to see fellow Academy Graduates playing so well for the first-team.
“It’s nice to see the lads coming through and playing for the first team. I know how hard the likes of Sam, Callum and David have been working – they deserve everything they get.
“I still see the lads when I’m free over the Summer and try have a kick about with them. I’m really happy for all the lads coming through – every weekend I check to see how they played.”