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Academy Quickfire Questions: Kai Corbett

Kai Corbett


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 18-year-old forward Kai Corbett...

Quick Fact: Corbett joined the Academy of Football in 2014 as a 12-year-old. He netted on his debut for the development squad in 2019/20, hitting the equaliser in the U21s’ stunning 5-4 comeback win at Newport County in the Papa John’s trophy.
 

On the Field

Who got you into football?
Definitely my Dad – he played a bit when he was younger

Favourite player growing up?
Cristiano Ronaldo – I’d always want to wear the same boots as him  

Strongest attribute?
My finishing

Want to get better at?
All aspects of my game – but heading the most

Best moment of your career so far?
Coming on in the 75th minute at Newport, scoring on my U21s debut and winning 5-4 in injury time 

Biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Even if something looks like it’s not going your way, things can change very quickly
 

Off the Field

Favourite other sport?
Golf

Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
@433

You’re watching at the moment…
The Vampire Diaries

If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
An athlete of some sort – probably a golfer

Favourite song right now?
You’re Mines Still – Yung Bleu feat. Drake 

If you had one last meal?
Spaghetti bolognese
 

Corbett takes on a Portsmouth defender at Fratton Park in the Papa John's Trophy
Corbett takes on a Portsmouth defender at Fratton Park in the Papa John's Trophy in November 2020


 

Around the Academy

Best touch?
Alfie Lewis

Funniest?
Serine Sanneh – the biggest joker

Future manager?
Jayden Fevrier

Most committed?
Joseph Anang – he’s always doing extra gym, stretching… extra everything

Better than they think they are?
Keenan Forson – he does so much work, the team wouldn’t be the same without him

Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Mipo Odubeko, Iyiola Adebayo and Serine
 

Quickfire Questions

YouTube or Instagram?
YouTube

Cats or dogs?
Dogs

New trainers or fresh trim?
New trainers

Messi or Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo

Win the Champions League or World Cup?
World Cup

Classic 40-yarder or dribble past everyone to score?
Score from 40 yards – 100%!