Let’s face it, international friendlies are a bore. We need the best football interviews to get through the international break because football isn’t the same without the Premier League.
These interviews are a mix of hilarious on-air slip-ups, friendly banter, and unapologetic managers. If you like to laugh, or watching others having a laugh, then you’re in for a treat.
Without further ado, I present to you the best football interviews from some well-known Premier League personalities.
Best Football Interviews
Chris Kamara is the gift that keeps on giving. The legendary Sky Sports commentator has his fair share of hilarious moments, including the time he inexplicably missed a red card. His colleague Jeff Sterling does a great job of laughing at Kamara’s pain, making his slip-ups noteworthy and memorable. Take a look at the time he failed to pronounce Bacary Sagna’s name correctly. Tongue twister, innit?
Conte: ‘I prefer to kill him’
Notorious hardman Antonio Conte is a man that wears his heart on his sleeve. The last manager to lead Chelsea to a Premier League title, Conte’s passionate outbursts make him an iconic figure in the blue half of London. Besides yelling ‘ANDIAMO!’ (‘let’s go!’) in Italian after every single goal, the Italian spoke to Thierry Henry back in 2016 about his man-management style. There’s no messing about when Conte’s around.
Slaven Bilic: ‘To be fair, I don’t care’
Rockstar Slaven Bilic is a man that speaks his mind without caring what people say. The former West Ham and West Brom coach was sacked unceremoniously by the Baggies earlier in the season, but the Croat is still a man of many words. During ITV’s live coverage of the FIFA 2018 World Cup group-stage match between Brazil and Switzerland, Bilic uttered a famous phrase that has made him a household figure on the internet. “To be fair, I don’t care”.
Nigel Pearson bemused by an ‘ostrich’
Leicester City are known for making headlines on and off the pitch and sometimes even in the tunnel. After spending years in the Championship, Nigel Pearson guided the Foxes back into the Premier League in 2014, before their famous title-run. Pearson is a firm lad. After being asked a seemingly innocent question, Pearson channeled his inner Michael Jordan and took things personally. He is also not a big fan of ostriches.
Ian Wright trolls Gary Lineker
If you watch BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’ or BT Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League, then you know that Gary Lineker is a witty presenter. Lineker often cracks jokes on his colleagues, tries to tell jokes on the fly, and has a hard time hiding his Leicester City bias. Nonetheless, Lineker is a wonderful host, even when his colleagues turn the tables on him. Before Micah Richards, there was Ian Wright.
Roy Keane and Micah Richards
Saving the best for last, I present you English football media’s dynamic duo. Micah Richards has been a breath of fresh air on Sky Sports. The former Manchester City right-back’s insightful analysis, funny outbursts, and constantly messing with the ever-so-serious Roy Keane make everyone’s day. Keane, on the other hand, just can’t be bothered. Even though their Manchester affiliations are different, Roy and Micah seem like best mates that enjoy making football fun.
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