Peter Crouch: Van Basten, Littbarski And Other Tricks Of The Trade

Peter Crouch is a footballer I genuinely love to see out on the pitch. He plays with a technical ability and a sense of fun which is always a joy to watch.

But don’t just take my word for it. A young Pep Guardiola - before he became the Pep Guardiola - also saw something special in Peter and wrote a sort of love letter to the striker in 2006; referencing his skill, his awareness and his desire to play for the team.

Peter really does have so much more than a good touch for a big man. In this Big Interview we discover a childhood spent learning the game under the Coerver Method, perfecting skills named after the players who made them famous.

His appetite for practice and repetition has also allowed him to score some truly remarkable goals during his career - and Peter recalls some of his best strikes.

He also reveals an admiration for Italian football, an ambition to play abroad and, of course, Peter explains the ‘Stoke effect’ - what it is and why it unnerves teams like Arsenal so much.

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