Passions: Football & Talking
Find Me: @PoetsCornerUK
How has travel changed you as a person?
It’s opened my mind. Before travelling my perception of life was pretty small. When you travel you realise you’re like a grain of sand on the beach. All the problems you’re going through feel so irrelevant.
What was the catalyst that changed your focus from music to football?
There wasn’t really a change, I was doing both simultaneously but I think I saw more of an opportunity for me to carve my own lane within the world of football.
What’s one of your favourite Trippin memories?
I went to Brazil in 2014 for the last World Cup. I remember being out in the city and standing next to some Brazilian guys for a while but no one was talking. So we went and grabbed a football, showed it to the guys and next thing we’re all playing a 6 a-side tournament with three teams. It’s sick how it brings people together.
Which country has the best football culture?
Brazil. It’s mad. Everywhere you go there’s a football pitch. I’ve never seen so many football pitches in one place in my entire life. It’s easy to see why everyone there is so obsessed with football.
Who’s gonna win the World Cup 2018?!
Ahhhh I think Argentina or Brazil.
I really wanna go to Ethiopia! It’s on my list.
Give us some of your favourite spots to watch the games in London.
1. Boxpark Croydon – A larger than life screen showing all world cup fixtures…and when I say big screen…CINEMA TING CUUUUZ!
2. The Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park – a traditional and proper Irish pub with all the ingredients needed for a great game watching experience.
3. Bar Kick, Shoreditch – if you want a good atmosphere I highly recommend this spot.. If you’re waiting for a game to start you can grab a game of Table Football upstairs.
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