Demarai Gray: I want to emulate Dele Alli

Hi Demarai, who’s the toughest defender you’ve faced in the Premier League so far?

Kyle Walker. I faced him twice in my first two games, but I thought I did quite well. It was good for me to play against him straight away because I then knew the standard of defender I would be up against in the Premier League. He’s a very athletic full-back who’s tough to play against and it helped teach me how to adapt my game against different players. You know you’re not going to beat those players every time because they’re quick and strong, so you have to play off them a bit. But whoever I go up against I go into it with 100% confidence thinking I can be the better man in the duel. 

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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.