Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has top tips for Stoke City fan Kyle
TEENAGE footballer Kyle Morrison was put through his paces by one of the world's best players.
The 15-year-old was one of seven worldwide winners of a two hour training session with Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.
The Twitter competition was open to all football fans across the globe and offered them the chance to 'train with one of the best football players on the planet'.
Fans entered their names and winners were drawn at random.
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Kyle who is in Year 11 at Painsley Catholic College, is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also plays for Cheadle Town FC, in the under-16s team.
He was flown to Barcelona, accompanied by his mother Lyn on Monday last week.
Kyle, from Cheadle, said: "I love football and it takes up a lot of my spare time, so the competition was right up my street. I never though I had a shot of actually winning though, so it came as a complete shock.
"Cesc was really friendly and I've picked up loads of tips, including advice on taking penalty shots, dribbling and shooting."
Fabregas played 212 times for Arsenal between 2003 and 2011, scoring 35 goals.
He then signed for European giants Barcelona for £25 million and has since played 49 times and netted 15 goals.
The 25-year-old has also made 76 appearances for Spain, with 12 goals, and helped the all-conquering national side claim the 2010 World Cup, as well as Euro 2008 and 2012.
Kyle said he was lucky to win a place in the competition sponsored by sports retailer Puma.
He added: "My friends at school and in my team have all been quite jealous.
"They couldn't believe that I got to train with a professional footballer.
"I just can't wait to put it all into practice now."
"Everyone at Puma was really nice too and very generous, they kept surprising us with gifts. I've had new football boots, kit and training tops. They also gave me 500 euros to spend in the Puma shop.
"It's been a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that I'll never forget."
As one of the competition winners, Kyle was given a pair of Puma PowerCat football boots, the same style worn by Fabregas.
The competition prize also included flights and accommodation, plus guided tours of both Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium and the Espanyol stadium, as well as time to explore the city itself.
Kyle was the only English winner of the competition. The others came from Spain, Mexico, Italy and Japan, as well as one from Wales.
The group got to spend two hours training with the Spanish footballer.
Lyn is also a football fan and has a season ticket at Stoke City.
The 41-year-old said: "I didn't actually believe Kyle when he said he'd won. When you think of all the people who must of entered from all over the world, it's extraordinary to think that he was picked.
"The coaches at the football ground were all friendly and made us feel welcome and at ease. I was offered the chance of training too but I preferred to watch from the sidelines.
"The whole trip was amazing. It was unreal what Puma did for us, nothing was too much trouble.
"When we arrived in the hotel they had written a welcome message on the mirror in our room and left T-shirts for both of us.
"It's been a while since we've been abroad for a holiday, we even had to go to Liverpool to get Kyle a new passport. We both had a fantastic time and didn't want to come home.
"The whole experience has definitely inspired Kyle to carry on with his football, I think it's his ambition to get signed to a professional team now."