Young United striker Olaf Koszela is next up to tell us about his first, and best, footballing experiences…

Who was the first team you supported, as a kid?

That would be Chelsea.

Apart from Plainmoor (of course), what is the best ground you have played at?

Vale Park, home of League Two side Port Vale. I played there two years ago for the U16s against Newcastle East End in the Junior Premier League National Cup Final.

Who was your first footballing idol?

It has to be Cristiano Ronaldo!

Who is the best player you’ve played against?

Although we were both playing for the same side last season, I’d have to say Kalvin Kalala. In training, you couldn’t tackle the guy.

What the first football match you went to?

It was Chelsea v Manchester United in the Community Shield, back in 2010. Chelsea lost 3-1, but I was buzzing anyway because I saw so many good players!

What is the best match you’ve played in?

Definitely the 4-0 win against St. Albans, in the last game of the 2018/19 season.

What is the first goal you remember scoring?

I still remember scoring a goal for Chelston’s Under 7s!

What is the best goal you’ve scored yourself, or seen?

I’m going to go for my goal against Chippenham in 2018/19 season.

What is the first thing you make sure you do on a matchday, as preparation, or as a ritual / superstition?

I don’t really have any superstitions, however I’d say the most important part of my preparation is probably having a coffee, or some form of caffeine!

Finally, what is the best bit of advice you could give to any young player?

The best bit of advice any young player can have is to keep believing in yourself, and work hard!