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Academy Quickfire Questions: Emmanuel Longelo

Emmanuel Longelo


Each week, we'll be firing some of football's true 'need-to-know' questions towards promising products of the Academy of Football.

This week, it's the turn of 20-year-old wing-back Emmanuel Longelo... 
 

On The Field

Who got you into football?
My oldest brother, Rosaire [who plays for Newcastle United]

Favourite players growing up?
Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry

Strongest attribute?
My dribbling

Want to get better at?
Crossing with my weaker foot (my right)

Goal celebration of choice?
The knee slide – classic!

Favourite training drill?
One v ones or crossing & finishing 


Off The Field

Favourite other sport?
Basketball – watching and playing – and I used to play cricket

Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
Anything that posts memes!

You’re watching at the moment…
The Crown, it’s decent

If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
In Sports Science – I’d want to stay around football

Karaoke song?
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

If you had one last meal?
A meat feast pizza
 

Emmanuel Longelo
Quick fact: as recently as two seasons ago, Longelo was an attacking left-sided player, and in his earlier Academy career was even a midfielder!


 

Around the Academy

Best skills?
I’ve got a bit – and Tunji Akinola does too!

Funniest?
Sean Adarkwa

Future manager?
Gonçalo Cardoso – he analyses every game

Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Ajibola Alese because he’s smart, Alfie Lewis for his humour and Nathan Trott

Always glued to their phone?
Sean!

Best dressed?
Mipo Odubeko
 

Quickfire Questions

PlayStation or Xbox?
PlayStation, definitely

Winter or summer?
Summer, even though my birthday’s in winter

Theme park or beach day?
Theme park

Messi or Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo

Win the Champions League or World Cup?
World Cup

Classic 40-yarder or dribble past everyone to score?
40 yard screamer!
 

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