Jordan Henderson is the anti-footballer
Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson is already getting to grips with the increased scrutiny which accompanies an England call-up. So far he is standing up very well to this from a professional point of view. He’s just not sure his personality stands up to the test.
The 20-year-old confesses that he is “a little bit boring, I guess”. He also claims that his idea of a good night is “watching the Chelsea game again on DVD”.
The ex-copper’s son didn’t stop there either. He didn’t feel those little snippets gave you a great enough insight into the dullness of his day-to-day existence.
He said: “I don’t really go out. I am a little bit boring out. I stay in and watch TV. My mates have been good since school. They used to go out but they’d probably tell me not to, which is a good thing.
“They didn’t really drink at a young age or anything like that. For me, a fun night out is like on Sunday against Chelsea! Watching the highlights.
“The only time I go out is Christmas night when the whole team goes out for team bonding and stuff like that. I just love playing football and I don’t want anything to jeopardise that.
“My mum and dad have been a good influence on me.”
Fair play to him. Not many young Sunderland players are called into the senior England squad, so it looks like there is a lot to be said for Henderson’s approach.