Interview with Ben O’Hanlon.

Left back Ben talks about his inspirations, German international strikers and late, late equalisers.

Footballing memories.

“My favourite memories in football are representing England from under 16 through to under 19 level. I played with and against some class players; I always enjoyed testing myself against the best in those age groups”.

“The best player I have played against is Timo Werner who I played against for England under 17s, you could see then that he would go on to be a very good player and he’s doing that now playing for RB Leipzig and Germany”.

Inspirations.

“My Dad used to take me over the field on a weekend to play football and watch the older lads who played, which I used to enjoy. I’d probably say my Dad inspired me to play”.

“The best player in my opinion is a stick up between Ronaldo and Messi, of course both players have been compared to each other for years and to play at the top level and do what they do week in week out takes some doing”.

“My favourite player growing up was always Ashley Cole and in my opinion he was the best left back in the Premier League and possibly the world in his prime. I also really enjoy watching Real Madrid and Brazil’s Marcelo, who for me is now the best left-sided player in the game.”

Late equalisers.

“We were leading Nantwich 3-2; I was a bit frustrated after coming on, as we conceded twice for them to take the lead. I had a good feeling when I saw Bails pick up the ball for the long throw in and thought I’d get on the end of it, luckily I did! I was buzzing it was my first goal in a few seasons”.

Central League.

“I think the likes of Nuneaton and Stourbridge will be up there challenging at the top of the table in my opinion. I know a few of the lads in both teams and know that their aim is to push for promotion next season as well”.

Next season.

“My hopes for next season are to be promoted, when I joined last season we only lost one game so hopefully we can keep that up and take that into the new season. I’ve never been in a side that’s been in and around challenging at the top, so hopefully this will be a first for me”.

“I know a few of the lads that have signed such as Louis, Sam and Hursty. Tom Elliott who I’ve played with for the last couple seasons at Nuneaton and Darlington is a class player, I think the signings are all class. I think with the side we have and with a few more additions we will be up there and pushing for promotion whether that is automatic or through the play-offs, that is everyone’s aim at the club.”

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