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Last Updated: Friday, 23 February 2007, 12:57 GMT
Song sings uncle's praises
Alexandre Song in action for Arsenal
Song is the nephew of Rigobert

Cameroonian midfielder Alexandre Song has admitted that he turns to his uncle, Rigobert Song, for advice.

The Arsenal youngster joined the English rivals Charlton on loan in January and made a promising debut at Manchester United earlier this month.

Rigobert Song, a Cameroon international, has been a big influence on his nephew's career and the 19-year-old says he regularly turns to the former Liverpool defender for advice.

He said: "I speak to him all the time and always call on him for advice.

"He's a good person to talk to because of his experience in England and I can ask him anything, depending on situations."

However, Song claims he is a very different player to his uncle, the current Cameroon captain who now plays for Turkish giants Galatasary, with whom he qualified for this season's Champions League group stages.

He added: "It's not easy at times because my uncle is a good player in Africa. Some people say we are the same as footballers but we are different.

"He was a good defender but I think I have a little bit more technique."



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Arsenal's Song in Charlton move
30 Jan 07 |  Charlton Athletic


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