I Love Football - Kyle Walker

Last Updated: 29/12/12 1:58pm

Walker: Blades fan

We all love football here on Soccer AM, but what about the people who play the sport for a living?

We want to know why the Beautiful Game means so much to the nation's top footballers... so we ask them in our 'I Love Football' feature.

This week it's the turn of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker to explain why he couldn't get enough of the world's best game when he was growing up in Yorkshire...

My earliest memories of football are... going down to the adventure playground near where I used to live every Saturday and playing from 1am until 5pm. Constant football.

When I was younger I used to go and watch... Sheffield United. My granddad used to take me there from being four or five and that's the club I still support now.

My football hero was... I used to be a centre-forward so I loved Brian Deane. He was at Sheffield United and he was a great goalscorer. I looked up to him.

My favourite thing about matchday was... I always used to like, when I was in the crowd, the chants between each set of fans. They used to sing the songs 'Who are you?' and all that stuff. It's good banter.

My favourite piece of memorabilia is... the PFA Young Player of the Year that I won last year. It's up in my house and I give it a clean probably every week. It's just a good achievement for myself.

You wouldn't know I used to... do athletics for my school and also for my city.

If I didn't have football growing up I would... have probably been working in a Morrisons or a Tesco or been doing something different like that.

I love football because... it's in my blood and it's everything that I've done since I was two.

Kyle Walker was meeting fans and children on the Topps Match Attax Tour in Enfield. Match Attax is the official Premier League trading card game. For further information, please visit www.toppsfootball.co.uk