“I started at about seven years old. I wasn’t thinking about being somebody – it was just a game. I was just like any kid who liked playing football.
By the time I got to 13 or 14, though, I started to think I was quite good, so why not do something with that? In fact, I thought to myself: if I don’t play football, what will I do? I didn’t like school, so it was my destiny. There wasn’t any choice.”