In the Principality for the Salon Magic (Monaco Anime Game International Conferences) taking place at the Grimaldi Forum on Saturday, Yoichi Takahashi was keen to watch the Red & Whites training... and so the club invited him along to La Turbie on Friday 20 March. The famous Japanese artist attended the session led by Leonardo Jardim, two days ahead of the trip to Reims.
At the end of the session, the smiling players welcomed their illustrious visitor, some of them humming the theme tunes of the cartoon that many current footballers grew up with. Leonardo Jardim offered his guest an AS Monaco shirt with his name on the back. "Captain Tsubasa" aficionado Danijel Subasica was eager to get a photo with the "master", as was Geoffrey Kondogbia, a big manga fan.
After the meeting, there was an impromptu drawing session in the AS Monaco scouts' office. With a black marker pen, Yoichi Takahashi drew several of his best players, but some had already been spotted a long time ago by AS Monaco's talent scouts...
- Check out a video of Yoichi Takahashi's trip to La Turbie in the next episode of L'Émission!