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Q&A: HAKEEB ADELAKUN

14 June 2016

During last season, Hakeeb Adelakun answered questions sent in by fans for our matchday programme...

Harry Parker, via Twitter, asks: What’s the best goal you’ve scored in your career so far?
HA: “It might be Gillingham here at home in 2014-15 or Walsall at the beginning of that season. One of those two.”

Paul Woodham, via Twitter, asks: Pleased to see you’re staying. Was it an easy decision to accept that new deal?
HA: “I’ve been here three-and-a-half years so far and I’ve loved it. I’ve got a lot of friends here, plus I like the area and it’s a great club which is pushing forward. They want to improve, they want to go higher and I want to do what I can to help the club to get as high as possible.”

Steve Gaffney, via Twitter, asks:All your team-mates think you’re the most skilful! Who do you think is at the club?
HA:
“Luke Williams has good feet. He just goes past players without needing as many tricks as me, which I’ve always loved. Lionel Messi does that, he doesn’t need tricks. I’ve always admired that.”

travis_sufchaigh, via Instagram, asks: How do you do those acrobatics after you score?
HA:
“It just started off with me being an energetic kid. I saw someone do it and I was like, yeah I want to do that. I started learning how to do it and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

ashley.betts_, via Instagram, asks: If you could play for any Premier League club, who would it be and why?
HA:
“It would have to be Arsenal, because I’ve always supported them.”

_gl_8_, via Instagram, asks: Who is your favourite footballer and why?
HA:
“It’s probably Messi, because I love him, he’s a great player. Neymar’s up there too, I’ve got a lot of tricks off him. Some of the stuff he does with the ball is ridiculous. So I just tend to watch a lot of the top players as much as I can and learn stuff off them.”

_.deji_witty_banter._, via Instagram, asks: Did you look up to any footballers when you was younger?
HA: “I used to watch Ronaldinho all the time and pick up tricks off him.”

lewis10bt, via Instagram, asks: Who’s your best friend at the club?
HA: “Dom’s (Vose) living with me now and I’ve known him since I was young, but before that it was Kyle (Wootton), Levi (Sutton) and Jordan (Clarke). I’d talk to them, but I’ll say Levi because we’ve come up through the youth team together.”

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