But before distinguishing himself in one of the most important championships of the "Old Continent", Keita talked a lot about his idol Yaya Touré (102 appearances and 19 goals for the Ivory Coast).
Indeed, in an interview with the FIFA official website, the now "most expensive African footballer in history" reiterated his admiration for the former captain of Elephants:
"When I was younger, I looked at Yaya Toure as a hero. He has always been my idol, "says Naby Keita before adding" I even played against him with the selection at the CAN 2015. We drew 1: 1, I was too happy, and it gave a lot of desire to progress again. I dreamed of Yaya, I watched him on TV, and I said to myself that day: incredible! I'm now playing against Yaya Toure! "