Jordan Doherty Interview:
This week we chatted with Jordan Doherty before he flies out to training camp in Spain for the Irish U17s where they will play two friendlies against Hungary and Romania.
Jordan has just turned 16 a couple of months ago but has been playing for both the U18s and U23s at Sheffield Utd.
At what age did you join Home Farm?
I joined Home Farm when I was 7.
I joined from Balscadden after being asked to come up on a trial.
I spent 8 brilliant years there and I really loved every moment of it.
Which teams in Sheffield Utd do you play with?
I've played with both the u18s and the 23s this season. I've really been putting in the work and I am now trying to cement a place for myself in the u23 squad.
How is your season going so far?
The season is going brilliant we're top of the table with two games in hand. We're really pushing on and it is shaping up nicely for us to win the league.
All the boys have been quality this season and really professional about how we approach each game.
I'm in an environment which is focused on winning and success. It's a real winning environment.
Any injuries recently?
I had a knock on my thigh a couple of months back but I'm back to full fitness now the last couple of months.
Any goals this season?
I've scored quite a few this season. Goals aren't really my strong point but I do pop up with a few here and there!!
Your best moment in football so far?
For me I've had so many brilliant moments in my career so far but the one that stands out to me would be captaining my country.
The thing that made it even more special for me was that I captained my country for the first time in Home Farm.
Going back to the place I came from and leading the boys in front of everyone out was a really proud moment for me.
That definitely is a moment that stands out to me.
Your favourite food?
I'd have to say my favourite food is chicken.
I'm on a diet now so chicken is quite good for me and I try to make it in many different ways to mix things up.
I'll have chicken nearly every day of the week.
A weekly visit to Nando's is always on the cards too!!
What are your ambitions?
My ambitions in life are to be successful and I want to make those who have been and who are with me happy.
My goal is to sort my family out and to give back everything I owe them and more.
They've given me more than words can describe and to be able to give them anything they've ever wanted is something that really drives me.
I'm forever grateful for everything they have done for me and soon come the day where I give it all back!!
What is your typical day like?
I train 4 days a week and then play at the weekend.
Tuesday and Thursday are normally the days where I do a bit extra after training.
I do gym about 5 times a week which really helps when I get out on the pitch.
The training is brilliant and it is always challenging and demanding.
There are plenty of talented players so the standard and tempo is always high.
Any advice for our young players?
My advice to young players would be to work hard.
Without hard work you won't get anywhere and that is a fact.
Put in the hard work , dedicate yourself , make sure that you have the right attitude and once you do this your talent will shine through.
Working hard , dedication and attitude are what will make you a player.
You have to want it more than anything else and more than anyone else.
It will all pay off in the end and that is a promise.
Believe and you will achieve.
Your favourite band/artist?
Since I've come to England my taste in music has definitely change a lot!!
I've gone from listening to all sorts of DJs and rappers to listening to grime.
There are loads of really good English artists that I like but it's not for everyone.
Who is your football idol?
As a Manchester United fan it's sad to say that Steven Gerard is my idol.
No one can deny the fact that he is up there with the best midfielders the world has seen.
I watched him growing up and to this day I still watch highlights of him and try to learn things from him.
His heart, determination and pride are things that I really admire about him.
He has got everything. Goals , assists , passing , tackles , leadership and best of all he always wanted it , always wanted to go the extra yard to be the best.
He is a real inspiration.
I also really like to watch the likes of Lampard , Zidane and Scholes.
These are the greats and I learn a lot from them.
Have you anthing to add....
I'd just like to thank everyone at Home Farm for the help that they gave me and thank you for the interview.
I want to wish everyone at Home Farm all the best for the season and the future!
Thank you very much!!