England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek answers your questions

Tuesday 23 Jun 2015
Ruben sat down to answer your #AskRLC questions on Twitter

England Under-21s midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek sat down on Tuesday morning to answer fans' questions in our special #AskRLC Twitter chat.

The Chelsea player, who is with Gareth Southgate's squad in Czech Republic for the European Championship Finals, agreed to take some of your questions before the players trained ahead of their final group game with Italy on Wednesday.

And the 19-year-old faced a wide range of topics from fans, including an old school-mate, ranging from his favourite hobbies to his first football game and most influential coach.

Watch the full video on FATV below, where you can also see a full transcript of the questions he answered.

@Bonner91Joe @england @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC in your position who was your idol growing up
it was Steven Gerrard. He was an all-round midfielder.

@The_ChelseaMan @england @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC do you have any pre match superstitions ?
I don't have any superstitions. Not a superstitious person.๐Ÿ˜„

‏@JackGibson123 @england @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC what has been the best moment in your career so far ?
It's either the FA Youth Cup win as captain because we had some tough games. Or making my Champions League debut v Sporting

@The_ChelseaMan  @england @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC which coaches/managers have made the biggest impact on your game?
I would say Adi Viveash, who has been coaching me at Chelsea since I was U16s and moved up each level with him.

@betbrotherhood @england whose the biggest drama queen in the squad ? #AskRLC
I would say Benik Afobe because he's always moaning!

@heavenlyblue007 Which CFC player past or present is your inspiration & why?
I would say Frank Lampard because of all the goals and games for Chelsea. He'll be missed by England when he goes.

@Jamieowenstreet @england: Who out of all the lads have the worst dress sense? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC
I'm saying Benik, because I can just tell

@SirCastic_ @england @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC What do you do to keep yourself grounded in an era where so many promising young players lose their way?

I have a good set of parents and family and friends who keep me focused and down to earth! So thanks to them! 

@patgeez @england @ChelseaFC @rubey_lcheek other hobbies besides footie #AskRLC
I like watching all sports, but really like tennis, watching and playing. I'm not the best player ๐Ÿ˜ฉ but can't wait for Wimbledon

@MCurnick #AskRLC Hi Ruben. Michael Curnick here. Remember me. What is your most favoured position to play in?

yes, I remember you. ๐Ÿ˜€ My favourite position is box-to-box midfielder.

@eccentric_lad @england @ChelseaFC @rubey_lcheek What's your favorite movie? #AskRLC

Like Mike. It's an old one, but quite sporty and has a lot of emotion too. I used to watch it when I was younger.

@Shrubbsy @england did you ever play Sunday league ๐Ÿ˜… #AskRLC

yes, I played for a season for Springfield FC. I scored about 60 goals, so it was a successful season!

@taranekar23 @england @rubey_lcheek #AskRLC Who is your favorite actor?
I would say Will Smith, I've seen loads of his films but my favourite it I Am Legend

@Sophieehollis  @england #AskRLC who's your favourite player in the female game and why?
it would be @EniAlu because she plays for Chelsea, and well done to the @England team last night for beating Norway!

@Liam_Morr @england Ruben, How are you feeling ahead of the massive game against Italy? #AskRLC
we're all excited and preparing for the game and when it comes, we'll be 100% ready to win.

@jeff00uk @england #AskRLC what was the first football match you went to see when you were younger?
I went to a Charlton game at the Valley, because one of my friends had a spare ticket. They were in the Prem at the time.

@TeamGardner22 @england #AskRLC messi or ronaldo?
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messi!

By Nicholas Veevers in Olomouc