I had never heard of Cristiano Ronaldo when I first played against him... the England Under 21 team were more concerned about Ricardo Quaresma!
When you have a long career in football, there will be games that you need reminding that you played in. Days that were unremarkable and uneventful quickly slip out your mind.
But there will always be matches that stay with you forever, no matter how long ago they were, days when you remember every little detail. They tend to be when you achieved something significant or saw something out of the ordinary. One little trigger will take you right back.
That is what happened on Tuesday. Watching Real Madrid against Juventus, I started thinking about an England Under 21 game in which I was... read more
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