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to be a controller in the midfield, an Emmanuel Petit-type.
Normally when you look at the Ballon d’Or winners
, they’re either attacking
midfield players or centre-forwards. They are goalscorers and eye-catching players.
I can bring
my drive, I can get behind
centre-halves, get on the other side
of midfield players, score
goals. That’s what I can bring to a team
when I am at my best.
I’ve played all over, to be honest
. Centre-half, defensive midfield, attacking midfield.
If you have a good
midfield, you have a good team.
, I was playing in the No 10 position but also in midfield as a left winger.
I started in a 4-3-3 formation at Ajax, playing in left midfield. There, you need
to be just as involved
defensively as you are going forward. You attack and you defend, and that allows you to be a complete
To be honest, from England
the 17s and 18s, really all the way
through my youth career
, I played at centre-half. For some
reason, when I made my debut
at Everton, I just played in central midfield, and it went from there.
When I played in the Benfica youth teams, they would always call
me to play in midfield if someone
and I didn’t ever embarrass
For me it’s best to play midfield but if the team needs
it, I can play anywhere.
The AZ captain
Teun Koopmeiners, a left-footed centre back who can sit
in midfield, is probably the best player in Holland
in defensive areas.
If you win the midfield, you probably win the game. But that doesn’t mean
the players in the midfield are the ones alone
that, because now we have strikers who drop into midfield and defenders who move up into the midfield. It is the area
you must dominate
At Rennes, I played more down
the left wing, but also down the right and sometimes
in midfield. At Dortmund, it was the same
: I alternated wings
. I don’t have problems
with the position I’ll take up.
when you grow up
in the area you love playing on the street
, and to go from playing on the street with my mates
to playing at Upton Park is a bit surreal
, and 15 years on to still be in the heart of the West
Ham midfield is quite