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 goalkeeper Joseph Anang...
Quick Fact: Born in Ghana, Anang moved to the United Kingdom in his mid-teens and made his England U20s debut as a second-half substitute in a 3-0 win over Iceland U20s in November 2019. The shot-stopper has admitted to starting his footballing life as an outfield player – but joked he went in goal after not turning out to be a great centre-back!
On the Field
Why did you get into football?
I followed my cousin to training and went in goal – the rest is history!
Favourite player growing up?
Edwin van der Sar – I liked him before I even became a ‘keeper
My side-volleys – that’s what everyone knows me for!
Want to get better at?
Commanding the box more
Best moment of your career so far?
My England U20s call-up
Biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
This season especially has taught me to be patient and do all the basics properly
Off the Field
Favourite other sport?
Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
You’re watching at the moment…
If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
Ooh, sticky one! I’d probably be working on a construction site
Favourite song right now?
Teejay – Chips
If you had one last meal?
Rice and tuna
Around the Academy
Better than they think they are?
Nathan Holland, all day long
Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Caiger, Mesaque Dju and Keenan Forson
YouTube or Instagram?
Cats or dogs?
New trainers or fresh trim?
Messi or Ronaldo?
Win the Champions League or World Cup?
Save a penalty at 45 minutes, or make a save at 90 minutes?
Make a save at 90 minutes