Five things you may not know about Ashley Young

FIVE THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ASHLEY YOUNG

A bet made, promises kept, his childhood hero. Anecdotes and facts about the Nerazzurri wing-back

MILAN – Determination plays a key role in Ashley Young’s career. His goal to be a professional footballer never made way for a plan B and difficulties have never stopped him. The driving force behind his story is his innate passion for football, and the English player revealed all in the exclusive interview for the Matchday Programme with a series of anecdotes and facts:

A BET WITH HIMSELF

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had the aim of becoming a professional footballer. In year ten, when my school’s career advisor asked what options I had for my futures, I told her that I would become a professional footballer. She asked me if I had a plan B, the answer was no, at that point I left the room.”

HIS CHILDHOOD IDOL

“When I was very young, I was a striker and my idol was Ian Wright. He played for Arsenal who were the team I supported, I wanted to score and win like him, to have the same passion as he had.”

HIS ROLE’S ADAPTATION OVER TIME

“I’ve been able to change and reinvent myself several times in my career, in part because I’ve had coaches who understood that I could cover different positions across the pitch.”

 HIS ATTITUDE AND PAUL INCE

“My attitude is to take to the pitch and give 100% by putting myself at the service of the team and the coach, that’s what I’ve always done and what I want to keep doing. I remember when Paul Ince came to Inter, the fans loved him. The passion he showed on the pitch and his desire to win were incredible.”

SERIE A FROM AFAR, THEN EXPERIENCED WITH THE INTER SHIRT

“I’ve always watched Italian games, since I was a child, it always intrigued me and I wondered if one day I’d have the opportunity to play in it, and now here I am. Experiencing this club day after day is incredible and I hope to contribute to its success. I think about the players who have worn this shirt and the trophies that this club has won and I’d love to be part of this club’s great history.”

Here’s the link to reread the issue of the Matchday Programme with the full interview from the Nerazzurri wing-back.


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