Academy Quickfire Questions: Joseph Anang

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 

Strongest attribute?
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?
Table tennis

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

Best touch?
Alfie Lewis

Sam Caiger

Future manager?
Conor Coventry

Most committed?

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

Quickfire Questions

YouTube or Instagram?

Cats or dogs?

New trainers or fresh trim?
Fresh trim

Messi or Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo

Win the Champions League or World Cup?
World Cup

Save a penalty at 45 minutes, or make a save at 90 minutes?
Make a save at 90 minutes

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