Academy Quickfire Questions: Dan Chesters
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 19-year-old midfielder Dan Chesters...
Quick Fact: Chesters joined the Academy of Football as an eight-year-old. The talented midfielder quickly rose through the Academy system to make both his Under-18s debut and Under-23s debut in the same season, 2017/18 – and both as a 15-year-old!
On the Field
Why did you get into football?
I just played as a toddler and fell in love with it!
Favourite player growing up?
Growing up Messi, but Neymar now – he’s something different
Want to get better at?
I want to add goals to my game
Best moment of your career so far?
Scoring in the final minute of the 2019 Dallas Cup quarter-finals – an unforgettable feeling
Biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Keep your head up when things don’t go to plan
Off the Field
Favourite other sport?
Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
I don’t really use it too often
You’re watching at the moment…
Peaky Blinders… for the third time!
If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
I don’t know – this is what I’ve always dreamt of
Favourite song right now?
Take It To Trial – Young Thug & Gunna
If you had one last meal?
Around the Academy
Kamarai Swyer – his touch is insane
Sam Caiger – he’s a character and always lifts the lads’ mood
To be honest… none of us, haha!
Conor Coventry – he’s always staying behind, doing extras
Better than they think they are?
Keenan Forson – I think he’s a key player and underrated in our team
Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Harrison Ashby, Caiger for a laugh, and Will Greenidge for his brains!
YouTube or Instagram?
Cats or dogs?
New trainers or fresh trim?
Messi or Ronaldo?
Win the Champions League or World Cup?
Classic 40-yarder or dribble past everyone to score?
Dribble past everyone and score