Remember not to buy Ashley Young’s autobiography
On this evidence, It’ll be a load of old bollocks.
Jet-heeled winger Ashley Young, a moderately well-off man’s David Bentley, drew the short straw over the weekend and was sent out to face the press ahead of England‘s yawnsome Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro.
Ever the self-promoter, Young took the opportunity to regale the nation’s media with a story underlining his testicular fortitude.
The Aston Villa midfielder, in line to get his first England start tomorrow, was asked the thoroughly original question ‘Are you nervous?’ Came the reply:
I’m never nervous. Some players get nervous all the time but I’m not like that.
The only time I was ever nervous was when I made my Watford debut as a sub against Millwall. Kevin Muscat’s first words to me were, ‘Don’t go past me or I’ll break your legs’.
I was 18 and it wasn’t the nicest thing to hear but the nerves left me after that and all my focus went into doing well.
I did go past Muscat and I scored as well.
Oh, Ashley! *swoon* Maybe The Spoiler was wrong about you after a…
Well, at least he wasn’t lying about the goal…