Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“No matter what you do, try to give your all and be the best you can possibly be and no one can take that away from you.”
What would be your first piece of advice toany youngster playing in your position?
More after the break
“Work hard, train hard, play harder.”
Who is the player you aspire to play like?
“The player that I inspired to be was Marcel Desailly.”
What skill or facet of that player, wouldyou want to adopt into your game?
“I would love to adopt Desailly’s reading of the play.”
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
“I do have pre game rituals - I do the sign of the cross when I walk onto the pitch.”
What's your favourite pre-game meal, nightbefore or breakfast?
“For breakfast I'll have Weet Bix, a banana and a caffe latte. For lunch I'll have spaghetti and pre-match it’ll be toast with raspberry jam. And I'll try to drink as much water as possible to hydrate.”