Andrea Borg – Peterborough United

Andrea Borg – Peterborough United

follow url As a 16 year old coming from Malta, I was really excited at the thought of becoming a professional footballer. Being 5 months in, it’s been great but it’s been super tough and a hard challenge coming from a country that doesn’t take football seriously.  As I’m only 16, moving to a different country to play professional football is quite daunting but exciting, but I’ve settled in now and I do really miss my family now.

Layton, my teammate and I both live in digs in Peterborough. It’s a different culture and adapting to the life of a footballer, the training, nutrition and recovery is tough. Also, it didn’t help that I’ve not been allowed to play for a while because I’ve still been waiting for my international clearance, which has now come through.

Although I’ve been unable to play, I’ve been training hard and doing extra stuff in the gym and after training to keep myself sharp for when I can play. At times it been really tough not being able to be on the pitch with the lads, but now I’ve been cleared, I’m ready to play my part this season.

This week we’ve been working on defensive positioning, which has been beneficial because it’s something that I need to work on, looking back over my personal video analysis. It’s been a tough week with double sessions, so after training I tend to just relax, recover and watch tv and speak to my family at home. But I’ve also found a great Italian restaurant in town, that I enjoy going to with teammates.

Who will win the premiership; Chelsea – they look strong and have been consistent with their form.

Do you have any international caps; Yes, I’ve played for Malta a few times

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