Gareth Bale — Welsh Athlete born on July 16, 1989,

Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, his swerving free-kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities"... (wikipedia)

When you play in the Premier League, say you're playing against a lower-end team, they set up to defend all the time, they set up to block you off. But when you play in the Champions League, all the other teams are used to winning every week, so it's more of an open game, it's more attacking, end-to-end.
I was never too much into school. I liked lunchtimes and breaks, but nah, I hated sitting at a desk. I was always looking out of the window, looking at my watch, thinking about when I could play football.
I always believed in my ability, but I think in any sport you need that little bit of luck.
I probably prefer Spanish football to the others. It's very technical, the way they play; they keep the ball well, and whenever Spurs have played against Spanish teams in the past, they've always made it difficult for us.
I've certainly not got any famous people's numbers on my phone. It's just not my thing, really.