other side of the game was massively necessary for me. At 16, I needed to have a professional contract. I was doing training and what I wanted to do but it was a difficult balancing act to go to the FA where they teach you the basics and what they want you to learn how to develop but then you go back to Leeds at the time and they want you to be totally different to the FA side of it.
So was it awkward in terms of the different messages you were receiving?
You think the club is more important at that age than the FA and you might not ever get that chance to play for England anyway. You want to make a living in the game, first and foremost, so you have to be adaptable to how your club plays.