Interview with Soccer Aid World XI captain Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt Soccer Aid
Soccer Aid World XI captain Usain Bolt.

Hi Usain, feeling confident?

I’m always confident. The World XI is a very good team. We have players who’ve won the FIFA World Cup, the rugby World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. I think Robbie should be pretty nervous right now.

What’s your team’s style?

Well, we have amazing experience with the likes of Robert Pires, Yaya Toure, Edwin Van Der Saar, Jaap Staam, Patrick Kluivert and Clarence Seedorf. I haven’t see the celebs play yet but I’m told Gordon Ramsey can get stuck in so I’m sure it will be a great game.

What do you think you bring to the team?

I am the Captain and I will be motivating my team to win. I know I have the speed and am working on my skills and tactics. I am looking forward to getting some training sessions together as a group. We will take it seriously but it is going to be a lot of fun and all for a good cause.

Is there anyone you’ll be looking out for on the pitch?

Sir Mo Farah. We have known each other for many years. I don’t know how good he is on the ball but I know he will be able to run all day…and night… and day.

Got any fighting talk for Robbie and his England squad?

Robbie, you better be training hard. We are coming with our ‘A’ game.

Why did you want to get involved in Soccer Aid for Unicef this year?

Easy. I love football. I love competing in front of a big crowd. But most of all I love the fact that this game will make a real difference to thousands of children around the world.

Soccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast exclusively live on ITV from 6.30pm tomorrow (Sunday 10th June).