Bristol City's Taylor Moore: 'I tore my hamstring trying to catch Mbappé'

25 September 2019 09:00
The defender on declaring for England as a child in France, facing Mbappé and Coman and being in a Liverpool player’s shoesTaylor Moore, wearing a navy sweatshirt with the word ‘Ami’, each letter block filled with the tricolour flag, is detailing how he spent the bulk of his childhood in Le Touquet, 45 miles south of Calais, when conversation sticks on an invitation from the French Football Federation while the now Bristol City defender was at Lens.“I had the option at the age of 15, 16 to take up dual nationality, having lived there from the age of seven,” Moore says. “They said they would take me on board for their Under-16 team and onwards. That was very flattering but after having a sit down with my mum and dad, it was more a case of I didn’t actually feel French. I always had that English side of me, at home we’d speak English and I didn’t necessarily want to take that on. But I said to my dad: ‘If France are willing to take me, what about England?’” Related: Football quiz: absolute hammerings Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian