Ever wondered what it`s REALLY like to be a Premier League footballer? My name is James Milner and I`m not a Ribena-holic. Let me share insights into what it`s like being a professional footballer, across my different experiences with Leeds United, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and now Liverpool (not forgetting a six-match loan spell at Swindon). Plus my highs - and a few too many lows - playing for England. There isn`t a current player who`s been playing Premier League football as long as I have, and that gives me a pretty rare perspective into how the top-flight game has changed over the past seventeen years. In this book, I explain how a footballer`s working week unfolds - what we eat and how we prepare for matches technically, tactically, mentally and physically - and talk you through the ups and downs of a matchday. I reveal my penalty-taking techniques, half-time team talks and the differences between playing against Lionel Messi, Wilfried Zaha and Jimmy Bullard. I`ve played for managers ranging from Terry Venables, Peter Reid and Sir Bobby Robson to Martin O`Neill, Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp. I tell you what it`s like sharing a training ground and a dressing-room with team-mates such as Lee Bowyer, Mario Balotelli and Mo Salah. I also reveal the behind-the-scenes work that went into Liverpool`s Champions League success - and the celebrations that followed. So this isn`t an autobiography. The whole point of Ask A Footballer is that you, the fans, asked me questions and I have used my own experiences to answer them. I hope you like it, and don`t find it too boring.
HACHETTE UK Ltd
158 x 238 mm