Tahith Chong: The United togetherness is inspiring
One of the latest success stories to emerge from the famed Manchester United Academy, Tahith Chong has made some impressive progress during 2019/20.
“I think it was the World Cup 2006, France v Italy in the final. I think the tournament was of the one first times I watched football at the time, so after the tournament, I just wanted to start playing football really.”
“I think there are a few names in there. I'd probably have either Ronaldinho or Ryan Giggs. Messi, Ronaldo [as well]. I'd probably say Arjen Robben as well.”
“That's a tough question. I don't think there's any player I tried to model myself on. I think you look at players and you see them do stuff and you try to copy that in a way, but I'd probably say Ryan Giggs is one of them. Or Arjen Robben is one of them as well.”
“Not particularly. I just try to listen to music, and try to relax and focus and [you try to] get into your game mode really.”
“I think my parents, really. They sacrificed a lot for me to be in this position now, and they're still by my side, so I think my parents.”
“A direct winger, always looking to beat his man, really. That would probably describe me the best, I think.”
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“Most inspiring? I think there's a lot. I think, for me, coming to the club at 16, it was just how everyone was. It's the togetherness of United. When I first came, just seeing that United is one big family. And it genuinely is. For me to see that was just amazing at 16.”
“I think you just come back to the same thing. A lot of people say it but it's actually true, which is to keep working hard. Every single day is just a new day to work hard and to keep improving yourself as a young player. I think that's the most important thing when you're young – just try to develop and improve every single day, and you do that by working hard.”
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