discipline, though I’m not sure which one!
Who was your favourite player growing up and why? @EP2511
As a child I was a big fan of the J-League but didn’t idolise any particular players. There was no European football on TV at the time so I did not know much about the wider game. But when I became conscious about playing abroad, I started watching more matches from around the world. When I was at Dortmund, Andres Iniesta was my favourite player.
This interview first appeared in the Everton edition of United Review.