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Every international career is going to come to an end you’re going to pass it down to the younger generation. Every career comes to that point.
I’m fine with just a simple life.
I think one of the biggest things is I wasn’t spoiled as a kid. I got what I needed. I didn’t always get what I wanted. But it’s good to have what you need.
As a wing back, when you get the ball wide, you usually don’t have any help out wide. You have to be pretty good on your own out there.
There are things you have to look at with those world-class players, but at the end of the day, they’re not superheroes. They’re still human.
You can see it with social media and things like that, back in the day it was harder to convince people that the police are wrong, which sounds crazy, but that’s how it was back then.
In the midfield, I’m not the most comfortable playing with my back to the goal, and in the midfield you find that ball a lot.
I think every player aspires to challenge themselves against the very best and that’s what I’m hoping to do.
For me, I can’t eat healthy 100 percent of the year. There’s obviously those little times where you have to eat something that’s not great for you, but you just need comfort food.
England and the U.S. definitely have their differences and similarities.
The Premier League is one of the top leagues in the world and I’m a guy that likes to challenge myself, so just to be able to practice against those types of players and play against them every weekend is a dream come true.
You’re going to have highs and lows, but it’s how you get through the lows.
When you face any adversity in life those are the kind of lessons you can take and remember. Those are the things that are going to help me not just in football but in life, which is priceless.
I think positionally I’ve improved. One vs. one I feel more comfortable. I knew that was going to come – obviously that’s the kind of thing that comes with experience.
I feel like I’ve improved immensely in terms of my defending, not only in one-versus-ones but also with my positioning.
When you’re the younger guy, you’re kind of only looking after yourself. Obviously you have to be a bit selfish in terms of what you’re doing. But when you’re the older guy you have to look out for the younger guys as well. If they’re making mistakes, they need help, then you help them.
I think the fact people still don’t realise why people are taking a knee and saying ‘Black Lives Matter,’ people are being so close-minded to the fact that no one is disrespecting the flag, nobody is saying all lives don’t matter.
A lot of people don’t realise how mentally tough the Premier League is.
I’m able to travel all over the world to play and do something that I love. That’s not something that a lot of people get to do.
The reason I joined Newcastle was because I could see we could do great things.
My defensive side was something I wanted to work on, especially coming into the Premier League.
I’ve played both right-back and right wing, I can’t really say if I am more comfortable in one or the other but both are fun positions for me to play.
If you don’t want competition, I think it means you’re scared and you can get a little bit comfortable.
I’ve always been fast, it’s God-given talent. I just try and use that to my advantage, but I’m learning more and more positionally so I don’t have to rely on my pace so much.
As a player if you win 10 in a row and you lose one, or you lose 10 in a row, you are still going to be angry when you lose. It’s the nature of the game.
It’s no secret that I think that MLS is a top five, top six league in the world but they’re not the top league.
Nobody wants to look stupid by celebrating on offside goal.
I try not to snack, but my family, we’re all big snackers. So I try to keep healthy snacks around, like Nutri-Grain bars, pistachios, that sort of thing. But you’re always going to cheat a little bit.
I was fortunate to be raised in Seattle, which was amazing, but that doesn’t take away from the fact I was still a black kid growing up in America.
That comes with any position, you play it more and more and you get comfortable.
Obviously you have to take it the right way, keep your head down, be humble. But I think if you’re in an environment where you’re challenging yourself, you’re only going to improve. So that’s honestly what I tried to do when I went to Europe.
Everybody tells me they don’t know how I have so much energy, and I think people feed off that, which is great.
I think if you put a timeframe on things, you can start rushing things and getting away from the goals, so I try to take it day by day and make sure I keep improving.
I try to value every day, every training session, every game.
Obviously if my path is with Tottenham then I’m very happy, I’m going to fight and do all that I can to help them. If it’s not then, whatever team I am with, I am going to fight to help them, that’s how my mind has always been.
I knew there was no money in track and field unless you were unbelievable. So I stopped it when I was 13. I just really wanted to focus on soccer and with soccer training and high school, it would have been too much if I did track and field as well.
I’m fortunate that Newcastle and the fans welcomed me with open arms because I know it’s not easy being a former Sunderland player.
Once you start to become OK at something, you learn to enjoy it more.
Positional awareness comes with experience, so getting game time helps, but we also work a lot in training as a back-line and also on defensive shape.
Competition all over the field is great.
Before, sometimes if the ball was played over my head I wouldn’t know where I was but now I feel a lot more comfortable. Sometimes I would be going forward when it really wasn’t the right time to go too, but now I’m picking my moments better.
I like Daniel Alves, I have him as my inspiration.
It’s a league that you really have to get used to. If you’re coming from another one, it’s a tough league. Getting the experience playing in a Premier League team and getting hopefully consistent games will be huge for me.
Obviously, when you’re getting games, you’re getting confidence as well.
I’m really trying to work on my defensive positioning.
I couldn’t really tell if it was a different childhood because I was used to it, it was kind of normal to me. The only time I remember it felt a bit odd was when I went to other people’s houses and they were calling people ‘dad.’ I wouldn’t get that. But my uncle, who also lived with me, was a father figure.
My grandfather, my grandmother especially, I have a whole family of activists, they’ve always told me to stand up for what I believe in.
As a manager you’re going to put out the player you think is going to best help you win the game.
Every kid dreams of playing in the Premier League.
I was raised to always be humble.
When I was younger if I was in someone else’s shoes, if you saw a professional athlete you’d want to go up and introduce yourself and ask a couple questions, so I definitely know where they’re coming from.
Obviously when you challenge yourself you learn a lot about yourself, and ultimately you’re going to get better in whatever field.
Seattle is the place where you can really find any kind of food, especially Japanese food.
If you’re not fully happy doing one thing, you try to do find another thing to take your mind from it.
For me, I want to win the World Cup. If that’s not the goal then I don’t think you should be playing.
First and foremost my obligation is on the defensive side. But obviously there are times when I need to go and attack, too.
It’s good to defend a player that’s as fast as me because I have to learn.
I’m not a practicing Jew but my great-grandparents were. It’s part of our family history.
For me, I like interacting with Sounders fans. Some guys with their time off they want their time off, but I don’t mind it.
I won’t eat past when I’m full. I think that’s the problem some people have, they like a dish so much that they’ll eat until it’s completely gone and feel sick after. Me, if I feel full, ready, comfortable, I’ll stop.