Under-21s and Southampton defender spoke to England fans via Twitter @FA
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Under-21s star Nathaniel Clyne has told England fans just why he likes being a defender.
The Southampton youngster spent Wednesday night answering questions at St. George's Park
in an exclusive Twitter chat via @FA
Clyne is part of Stuart Pearce's squad readying themselves for their Euro 2013 warm-up match against Romania in Wycombe on Thursday night.
He also told followers posing questions via the social networking site that Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale is the hardest player he's faced and which was his most memorable game for the Saints this season.
And of course, there was the inevitable 'Messi or Ronaldo' question. But who did Clyne choose?
Watch the video of Nathaniel's Twitter session in the FATV player, or read some of his answers below.
@TomBennett10 Favourite game you've played this season?
Aston villa at home where we won 4-1 and I scored!
@clementyoung97 Hardest player you've faced?
@spenii14 What made you want to be a defender?
I just didn't want the opposition to have the ball so I always love to take it off them.
@SCollinsF1 What is your ultimate goal as a footballer?
Winning trophies and medals.
@nathan_L20 If you didn't become a professional footballer, what did you want to be?
A race car driver, because I love cars.
@derbygooner10 What has been your best moment in your career so far?
Making my professional debut for Crystal Palace where it all started.
@LiamCPFC Best memory of playing for Palace?
Man Utd away in the League Cup. Great win.
@aap3saints Messi or Ronaldo?
@JoshMarshall4 Who do you look up to as a football player?
Phillipe Lahm. All round best full-back in my opinion.
@andyhurst_KPB What team did you support growing up as a kid?
Chelsea. Local club to where I was brought up in south-west London.
@gweb_cpfc Best player you played with at Palace?
Have to be a toss up between Victor Moses and Wilfried Zaha.
@EddyAlex1 What do you hope to achieve at Southampton?
Thanks for sending me all your questions. Off to relax now. You can follow me @nathaniel_clyne