Football’s most disastrous foreign interviews as Fikayo Tomori shows them how it’s done


Fikayo Tomori has not solely starred for AC Milan throughout their cost to the highest of the Serie A desk, he has additionally proven English footballers how to correctly do interviews in foreign international locations.

The defender moved to Milan within the January switch window of 2021 initially on mortgage earlier than making the deal everlasting final summer time.

He has gone on to change into a key a part of Stefano Pioli’s aspect and has additionally now gained plaudits for giving an interview after his aspect’s win over Napoli in fluent Italian.

Tomori answered a number of questions, impressing many, although later tweeted that he’s “not perfect yet”.

Here, Daily Star Sport seems to be at some who haven’t mastered the language of their new nation as efficiently as Tomori has..

Fikayo Tomori impressed in his interview after AC Milan’s win over Napoli
(Image: MilanTV@patrickendrick/Twitter)

Joe Hart

Then-England primary Joe Hart opted to hitch Serie A aspect Torino in 2016 after Pep Guardiola made it clear he had no future at Manchester City.

Hart started his first press convention by delivering a message to journalists and followers in Italian.

The keeper appeared to do effectively in equity, although it did appear as if he was studying the message off a card.

The loanee revealed he had been studying Italian, saying issues such as “Me. You. Left. Right. Pass. Carry. Give. Leave” to his new team-mates.

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Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale has struggled with Spanish whereas at Real Madrid

The Welshman has change into infamous for failing to be taught to talk Spanish fluently, regardless of spending a decade at Real Madrid.

He is ready to converse some Spanish, although his first interview within the language with newspaper AS was famend for its awkwardness.

Bale spoke slowly, along with his solutions stunted within the face of speedy questions from his interviewer.

Steve McLaren

Steve McLaren delivered an interview in an tried Dutch accent at Twente

While Hart and Bale no less than made an try to talk the languages of their new international locations, Steve McLaren opted to merely placed on an accent.

McLaren had simply been appointed supervisor of FC Twente after being sacked by England when he gave an interview to Dutch media.

The new boss clearly spoke in English and easily tried to placed on what he thought was a Dutch accent.

Joey Barton

Joey Barton gave a press convention in a comically poor French accent at Marseille

Arguably the worst interview given by an Englishman in a foreign nation was delivered by Joey Barton throughout his season-long mortgage spell at Marseille.

Barton answered questions at a press convention utilizing a comically poor French accent through which he merely raised the tone of his voice on the finish of sentences.

The midfielder was broadly mocked for his terrible accent, although did try and defend himself within the years afterwards.

“I thought I was making perfect sense but that clearly wasn’t the case! I got called to a press conference,” he instructed talkSPORT.

“Before I go on air, the translator whose French says to me ‘Look, speak as slowly as possible. Don’t speak in your accent because it’s difficult for me to interpret scouse to English and then to French’.”

David Moyes

David Moyes struggled with Spanish at Real Sociedad

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David Moyes loved a disastrous spell at Real Sociedad, lasting much less a 12 months in command of the La Liga aspect.

It seems that a part of his issues could have been a wrestle to know the Spanish language, with one press convention exhibiting him solely realizing numbers.

“I know the B team, I’ve met some of the players, they have been training with me dos, tres, quatro times. But I’ve not seen them play,” Moyes stated.


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