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" After a Saturday game, we're in on a Sunday to cool down and make sure we're fully back at it again. But it doesn't really affect things too much. It's basically like you've had a game on the Saturday, and then you're in the cup on a Tuesday. "
" Being in the Premier League would be a dream come true. "
" Competition for places can only benefit you. If you know you've got that much competition, then you're just going to have to work that extra bit harder so you can catch the gaffer's eye. "
" Confidence is sky high, but we're also all very grounded. We know, in football, nothing can be taken for granted. "
" Every time I have stepped up a level, I wasn't expecting it to happen, but once it did, I just made sure I worked as hard as I possibly could to stay there. "
" Fitness has always been one of my strengths. I can do all the long-distance runs. When I was at school and we entered the competitions, I used to do the 100m, 200m, and the 1500m as well, so it's never just been a pace thing. "
" For Secret Santa a few years ago, I bought one of the lads I used to play with a block of cheese. "
" If I go in the gym, it will slow me down. I don't go in for weights or anything like that. Each and every person is different, and this is my way, and I'm sure if someone else tried doing what I do, then it probably wouldn't work for them. "
" If I'm played out of position, I'll always give 100%, but everyone knows I would rather play down the middle. "
" If you go into a tournament thinking that you're not going to do anything, you might as well not be there because you won't achieve anything. "
" If you're not playing with any confidence, then you're not going to play well at all. You've always got to have that inner confidence, and that comes with the goals. "
" I got given a pair of Christmas socks with penguins on. They know you're obviously not going to wear them. I think they do it just to annoy you, to be honest. "
" I love a good paella, so I'd love to be able to know how to cook one. "
" I pinch myself every day anyway. Everyone knows the road I have had in the game and how I have managed to get myself to where I am today. "
" It wasn't nice having to work full-time. It's a rise that I wouldn't have predicted, but it's a good example for younger players of what can be achieved. "
" My diet is not unorthodox. I just eat like anyone else - that's just how I am. Everyone is different. It is just my metabolism that keeps me this slim. "
" My life has changed, but I'm not money-motivated at all; that's the last thing on my mind. I just want to play football, and that's how I've always been. "
" Obviously, when you're doing fitness work at a club all week and every week, it's all about specific drills for what you need to do on the pitch. So I'd be doing a different drill to the centre-midfielders. It's all specifically tailored for me. For example, my drills are high speed. It's all about trying to break the line with a sharp sprint. "
" On a real course, I'd probably want to throw my club in the water if I hit a duff shot. I'll give golf a miss - it's definitely not my sport. "
" The best present I've ever given someone is myself. I've given it to everyone. "
" There is only one thing I want to do here, and that is play football to the best of my ability. If I let things start distracting me, I'm not going to be able to do that, which will jeopardise the team as well. "
" There's a lot of people blocked on my Twitter for various reasons which I don't need to get into. "
" When I lived in Hungerford, it was wake up 5:30 A.M., get to the van at 6 A.M. with eight other blokes, drive to Shinfield, which is in Reading, 45 minutes away. Start at 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. with two half-hour breaks and then home. Train Tuesday and Thursday and then play on Saturday. "
" When I was living on my own, for a footballer it's easy to do the things that you're not supposed to, or not what the sport science team says. For example, if there's a packet of crisps, you're going to eat them. The same with a packet of sweets. Go to bed at a certain time? You're not going to if you're on your own. "
" When you are moulding 30 an hour, it takes its toll on your body. It got to the point where my back was just hanging off. It was time to say, 'I can't do this any more'. "
" You hear players in the past say that it's just a job for them, but for me, it is nothing like that. I literally wish I could play football every day. "
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