Q. HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED PLAYING?
Q. WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE (ANY SPORT) GROWING UP?
A. Tiger Woods
Q. WHAT WAS YOUR PLAY HUGE MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?
A. Scoring a lob over a 2-meter tall German goalkeeper on at my own club (Rotterdam), playing for the Netherlands.
Q. WHAT SONG IS ALWAYS ON YOUR PREGAME PLAY LIST?
A. Shaggy – Bonifide Girl
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A YOUNGER VERSION OF YOURSELF?
A. Go for it! Train your tail off, know what you are good at and don’t let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Also, worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere…
Q. WHO IS ONE PERSON YOU (PAST OR PRESENT) WITH WHOM YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER?
A. Tiger Woods & Roger Federer
Q. WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE CHANGED IN YOUR SPORT?
A. Shoot-outs during a game instead of a penalty stroke.
Q. WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE TEAMMATE YOU’VE EVER PLAYED WITH?
A. Waseem Ahmed. Pakistan legend. What a player… only one I couldn’t eliminate..
Q. WHO IS OR WAS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN HELPING YOU ON YOUR WAY TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE?
A. My brothers and my dad. Keeping someone with two feet on the ground is the most important thing. Don’t think you are something special until you are the best.
Q. DESCRIBE YOUR PLAYING STYLE IN THREE WORDS.
A. Unpredictable, Explosive, Creative. (creativity is intelligence having fun).
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISE OR DRILL TO DO WHILE YOU’RE TRAINING AND WHY?
A. Receive & Shoot. Scoring is the essence of the game.
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?
A. Every Sunday, I have three fried eggs (for 3 points & 3 goals) on two slices of bread, covered in ham. Water and espresso. Perfect pre-game meal.
Q. TELL US YOUR FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE.
A. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
Q. IF YOU COULD PLAY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
A. Rotterdam… Doesn’t get much better than that!