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                                                                                                       You don’t                    Who is your all-time footballing
                                                                                                                                    hero and which famous player
                                                                                                       realise until                would you say you're most like
                                                                                                       you go away                  on the pitch? Ryan Giggs - as a   family and friends. Normally I’m only
                                                                                                                                    child growing up he was my favourite
                                                                                                       how much                     player. Mainly because he was Welsh   back for 24 hours, so a flying visit, which
                                                                                                                                    and a Manchester united player. My
                                                                                                                                                                 normally consists of a night out!
                                                                                                       you actually                 playing style is similar to that of Andy
                                                                                                       miss your                    Robertson in the sense that I’m a   Ok so cards on the table, what do
                                                                                                                                    defender but I love to get forward a lot!
                                                                                                                                                                 you hope to have achieved in ten
                                                                                                       family and                   Outside of football, who have been   years' time both on a club and
                                                                                                                                                                 international level? The ultimate
                                                                                                       friends.                     the biggest influences in your life in   dream would be to lift the Champions
                                                                                                                                    making you the man you are today   League – there’s no bigger competition
                                                                                                                                    both on and off the field? My success   at club level in the world! I’m sure the
                                                                                                                                    is due to my parents - if it wasn’t for   feeling of winning the Premier League
                                                                                                                                    their commitment in my earlier years   title would also have to be up there. On
                                                                                                                                    I wouldn’t be where I am today. Even   the international front, there would be
                                                                                                       Tell me about your international   now, ten years down the line, I can still   no better feeling than qualifying for the
                                                                                                       career so far... It all started with Wales   find them making their way to home and   World Cup or the Euros with Wales.
                                                                                                       at Under 15 level and I later earned   away games all around the country. I am
                                                                                                       my first cap at Under 16 level against   always grateful for the support my close   Finally, and feel free to namedrop,
                                                                                                       France, which will always be one of my   family and friends have to offer too.  who is the most famous person in
                                                                                                       most memorable moments in football.                       your phone right now? Off the top of
                                                                                                       My next call-up wasn’t for another   How often do you get to come back   my head there’s only one person it could
                                                                                                       couple of years when I was asked to   to Aber and what do you get up to   possibly be - Billy Sharp. He’s a club
                                                                                                       play for the Under 20 at the Toulon   when you're here? It totally depends   legend at Sheffield United and his goal
                                                                                                       tournament, but had to decline due to   on where I’m based with my football   record speaks for itself.
                                                                                                       finishing off my A-levels. I have since   but, for instance, last year I came back
                                                                                                       competed at Under 19 and Under 21   once every fortnight. I have to say   Well thanks very much Rhys and
                                                                                                       level in both friendlies and competitive   there’s nothing better than coming   we’re very excited about what the
                                                                                                       games, with the most recent games   home. You don’t realise until you go   future might hold for you. Keep us
                                                                                                       being played in Albania.     away how much you actually miss your   posted!

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