My Matchday: Adekite Fatuga-Dada
The Golden Girls talk us through their matchday rituals, routines & habits.
I normally just wake up, get showered and ready, have something to eat then leave - nothing too exciting! One thing though, music is always playing from the minute I get up.
I can’t eat a lot before games so if it’s a 3pm kick off I’ll try and have a big breakfast rather than have two meals. I’ll have something light like popcorn on the way but anything too heavy is a no-go.
There's always music on in the car or coach on the way. I play it mainly through my headphones just so I can get myself to focus a bit. I’m quite anti-social before a game.
It's always Hip-Hop/Rap! A lot of J.Cole, Lil Baby and Bugzy Malone - that kind of vibe. Always the same playlist though - it's kind of a routine now.
Nike! I can’t wear anything else. I’ve worn Mercurials for a while now so would say those are my favourite at the moment.
I’m quite particular with my kit. I’ve always got to have undershorts on - no matter the weather - and I can only play in cut socks! I’ve got these pair of “lucky” Adidas crew socks that I have to wear on match day, and if it’s cold I’ll definitely have my snood and every layer possible on.
I have a few to be fair that I’ve mentioned already... the biggest one is probably the music/focus. I’ve found that if I don’t focus myself and listen to something that gets me going, I won’t have a good game.
I’ll normally shower, eat everything I see and watch the football if it’s still on by the time I get home! Normally my baby cousin will be around, so I’ll spend time with him and the rest of the family.