Big interview: Emile Heskey – “I wouldn’t say England was toxic, but it could be very intimidating”

Emile Heskey
Image: Paul Cooper

As far as boyhood ambitions go, Emile Heskey hasn’t done too badly at all. And we’re not even talking about the striker’s 22-year professional career that gave him success with his local club, major trophies at Liverpool and three tournaments with England.

Nope, FFT is wide-eyed at Heskey’s rumpus room, resplendent with pool table, air hockey, glistening bar, and adorned with the shirts of famous foes.

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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.

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