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8 Things We Learned From Christian Fuchs' Superb 'Ask Me Anything' On Reddit

8 Things We Learned From Christian Fuchs' Superb 'Ask Me Anything' On Reddit
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You may be familiar with the 'Ask Me Anything' phenomenon on reddit: people of note take to reddit to respond to the questions of users. Leicester City's defender Christian Fuchs unwound after  the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace by answering readers questions on r/soccer.

It was very good, and here are eight things we learned from Christian Fuchs' AMA.

Nigel Pearson is the reason he's at Leicester...but has never met him

Nigel Pearson is still highly thought of by many of the Leicester players, even those who didn't play for him. Fuchs told one reader that Pearson is the reason he joined Leicester ahead of their Premier League winning campaign:

He said he really wants me to join and that I would play a major role in his plans, I believed him.

He later divulged that, despite Pearson's influence, Fuchs has never actually met him, as he had been sacked by the time Fuchs joined from Schalke.

Nigel Pearson, still waiting to meet him in person.

The toughest 90 minutes of last season were experienced in Jamie Vardy's kitchen...

Leicester sealed the Premier League in Jamie Vardy's kitchen while watching spurs drop points away to Chelsea, and Fuchs describes that anguish of watching it unfold:

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Horrible because you couldn't affect it in any way. I changed my body position from standing to sitting to laying to screaming to not breathing to hiding my face every minute. These were physically my hardest 90 minutes. Next day my whole body hurt. But it paid off. Good pain!!!!

It ended in a hell of a party, however. If you're wondering what we learned about Jamie Vardy's kitchen, by the way, step right this way...

...and he doesn't' remember a whole lot of it 

How was the Vardy party, Christian?

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Cannot remember some of it...

He had an interesting insight into what it's like facing Arjen Robben 

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He named Robben as the most difficult opponent he has faced, whom he went head-to-head with on a couple of occasions on the Bundesliga. Robben's signature move is well-known at this stage, but knowing about it doesn't make it easier to stop, says Fuchs:

Arjen Robben. He is simply horrible to defend. Everybody knows him. Everybody knows what he does. The problem is the when part. When is he cutting inside. And by the second you realize he does, the ball most likely is already in the back of the net.

He was once scammed out of Harry Potter tickets

When asked about his best non-football related moment in England, Fuchs went off on an utterly mad tangent, didn't really answer the question and the talked of how he was about scammed out of Harry Potter tickets, presumably to the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

My biggest challenge is still to get Harry Potter tickets. It is becoming a big joke. One of my best moments was when I was told before entering the play I had fake tickets. I thought it must be a joke. It wasn't.

He's not averse to the odd N'Golo Kanté gag....

N'Golo Kanté's remarkable energy lends itself to a solid series of gags: 'N'Golo Kanté once lost his virginity...but he retrieved it' etc. Fuchs, when asked which three Premier League players he would bring with him were he to end up stuck on an island with only a raft, food and a dog for company, this was his response:

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I would only need one. Kante to get me off the island and swim me across the ocean to safety.

....and his sense of humour doesn't end there 

What's going through your mind as you're in the tunnel about to go out onto the pitch?

I can't finish the bottle of water.

Disappointingly, he failed to follow it up with a joke about Danny Drinkwater.

He won't be facing Ireland in World Cup qualifying

Fuchs captained Austria at the Euros but retired after the competition, and he confirmed that he won't be returning to the fold anytime soon.

Yes, I'm following the national team closely and still speak to Marcel Koller. I stick with my decision.

[r/soccer]

See Also: John Caulfield Calls For FAI Action Over Stephen Kenny's "Astonishing Attack"

 

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