TFF’s George Sanders speaks to former Football League goal scorer and current Bangor City striker Daniel Nardiello about football from his perspective.
Hi Daniel, firstly I’d like to ask, how do you prepare for matches. Is there any specific food you eat or perhaps any music you listen to?
‘I always have porridge on a match day, with Nutella. Not much else really.’
What is the worst thing about being a footballer in your opinion, if anything?
‘Having no Christmas holidays, when I retire I will enjoy a proper Christmas and probably put on a stone.’
Which football team or teams do you support or follow, if any?
‘I followed Coventry City when I was a kid. Now I follow both Coventry and Manchester United.’
When you were young, who was your sporting idol?
‘Roberto Baggio. Legend.’
Out of all the defenders you’ve come up against who would you say is the best you’ve faced?
‘Strange one, but the most difficult game I had was against Joseph Yobo of Everton.’
How does Welsh football compare to the English game?
‘They’re practically the same.’
It’s always perhaps a divisive debate, but for you who is better, Messi or Ronaldo?
‘Messi for me, only just. But I admire both, they’re unbelievable talents.’
Finally, what would you say is the best thing about being a professional footballer?
‘Playing football as a profession, getting paid doing what you love!’
Many thanks to Daniel for taking the time to answer my questions. Daniel has scored well over 100 goals for the clubs he’s played for in English Football which includes, but is not limited to, clubs such as Bury, Barnsley and Rotherham United. He has also scored 6 goals so far in 14 appearances this season for Bangor City in the Welsh Premier League.
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