My Matchday: Étienne Capoue
The Golden Boys talk us through their matchday rituals, routines & habits.
On a matchday I’ll have breakfast as normal and then I usually just relax before the game.
I am happy eating whatever they put out for us at the training ground, but I especially like to eat fish and a lot of rice.
I have the same seat on the coach every time, but I’ll talk to anybody. I don’t really have a routine – sometimes I’ll sleep, sometimes I’ll talk to the guys and sometimes I like to watch movies.
I listen to anything; I like all kinds of music. I used to be the DJ in the dressing room but I let Andre [Gray] do it now!
I always wear a long sleeve shirt every game, no matter what, and I never wear gloves.
I always like to play in a new pair of boots and I have my wife and my kids’ names written on them every time.
I do have my superstitions but I don’t like talking about them!
If it’s a home game my family are here so I go and see them straight away. I rush myself to get ready to go and see them because they are always supporting me. It doesn’t matter what the result is, my kids don’t care and this is the most important thing for me.