Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence course
6 June 2016

Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence course

The Stoke City giant has loved being in Wales


Don't adjust your monitor! This is Peter Crouch in Wales kit.
The 6ft 7in striker has been at Dragon Park for the last week taking his UEFA B Licence coaching badges and we caught up with him to see how he's been getting on...

But why are you doing your coaching badges in Wales?
“The B Licence course was highly recommended to me by a lot of coaches.
“Of course I could’ve done it in England but at Stoke we have Mark Hughes, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, who are all proud Welshmen.
“Eddie especially speaks highly of this course, as does our sports science expert Damian Roden. He’s Welsh too and was brought into the Wales setup by Gary Speed.
“I’ve spoken to him about the course and the FAW in depth about coming here and he’s one of the main reasons why I’m here.”

So are you going to become a manager?
“I’ve done different bits and pieces in the media but this is my first taste of coaching so I didn’t know how to take it. I’ve really enjoyed it though and it’s opened my eyes to a few things.
“I wasn’t certain whether I wanted to do coaching but this has certainly made me rethink things.
“I’ve really enjoyed coaching the kids here and you never know.”

You’ve played for some top managers. Which one would you be most like?
I have been fortunate enough to play under the likes of Harry Redknapp, Rafa Benitez, Sven Goran Ericksson, Fabio Capello and Steve McLaren.
“I’ve picked up a lot from all of them over the years and blending a little bit of all of those would be good.”

How would Peter Crouch’s team play?
“My team would get the ball forward early but they wouldn’t be a long ball team.
“I’d like them to build up from the back but my inspiration this year has been Leicester.
“They have been incredible to watch and I’ve loved the way that they get the ball forward early and get shots on target.
“Football seems to be all about possession these days and how nice it is passing through the middle but Leicester have just broken the mould.
“The game is all about scoring goals for me.”

You're dressing in Wales kit but with Euro 2016 is coming up, how do you see the big game going?
“It’s a bit strange sitting in a Wales kit and now I’ve met a lot of nice Welsh people I don’t want to say too much about the match but I’ll be there and I’m sure England will get the right result.”

England striker Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence coaching course
England striker Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence coaching course
England striker Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence coaching course
England striker Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence coaching course
England striker Peter Crouch explains why he's on our UEFA B Licence course