Interview Noah Smerdon

Noah Smerdon

Personal Details

Club:
Exeter City FC
Full Name:
Noah Smerdon
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
09-10-2000
Place of birth:
Hereford
Position:
LB/LWB, can play CB and CDM
Shirt number:
31

Career

Youth-2019
Gloucester City AFC
2019-
Exeter City FC
2019-2020 (on loan)
Tiverton Town FC

Interview

Hello Noah – tell us a bit about yourself!

I’m a Gloucester lad who spent time at West Brom before declining a scholarship to focus on my A levels.

How important is football for you?

It’s always been very important and as long as the enjoyment is there I can think of doing nothing less.

What are your biggest strengths and your biggest weaknesses?

I’d say strengths are my 1v1 defending as I grew up as a CB and moving over to full back 1v1 situations arise a lot and I love the battles. I’m also composed on the ball and would say I’m quite technical.
Weakness might be my crossing as I’m still relatively new to getting up the pitch as a LB so I’m excited to improve that aspect.

How do you prepare for an (important) competition? (music, rituals, etc.) And why ?

I make sure I get a good pre match meal and get all my stuff ready the night before. I don’t really listen to music on game day just try to relax.

In the past you played football for Gloucester City AFC. How did you experience these periods?

I started with the u18 and then made my debut at 17 and then became a regular. We battled relegation so it was hard but a great experience.

After your time by Gloucester City AFC, you moved in 2019 to your current football club Exeter City FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?

The main difference was the jump from part time to full time as I didn’t train much at Gloucester because of my school. It took a bit of time to adjust to that. The physicality was also greater.

By Exeter City FC, you was loaned out to Tiverton Town FC. How did you experience these period ?

It was good to play week in week out at a decent level and it was nice to be at the top of the league for a lot of the season, a difference experience from that at Gloucester.

You have played at several football clubs in several divisions. At which club did you learned the most?

Probably Gloucester because although my first real education was West Brom my first experiences of men’s football were the most important because it’s completely different to youth football. I’m excited to learn more with Exeter as I go on.

Noah, what is your ambition in your football career? And why ?

My ambition is to get to the highest level I can and just be the best player I can. As long as I’m enjoying it that’s all that matters.

And what is your ultimate dream in your football career ?

The ultimate dream has to be to play for your country. I represented England schoolboys and captained then which gave me a taste of it and there isn’t anything better than representing England.



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