Liverpool’s Adam Lallana still watches clips of Real Madrid legend
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana says he is working on his 'explosive power'
Adam Lallana has revealed that he still watches clips of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.
The England international has shown glimpses of his talent at Anfield following a £25m move to Liverpool from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
Even now, he’s a coach at Real but I still go back and watch those clips
And 26-year-old midfielder Lallana, whose grandfather is Spanish, revealed he is working hard to add more “explosive power” to his game.
“One thing people might not know about me is my grandfather is Spanish, from Madrid,” Lallana told NBC Sports.
“I don’t know if it influences my game, and he never takes credit for it. He isn’t a massive football fan, actually.
“Interestingly, though, my idol growing up was former Real great Zidane. I watched a lot of him growing up. The way he plays. Even now, he’s a coach at Real but I still go back and watch those clips.”
He added: “Pace isn’t a huge part of my game, but playing the percentages, mathematically, if you can add an extra yard of pace or a couple of percentage points to your game, then that’s massive nowadays.
“So I still do a lot of work in the gym to improve my pace, power and strength to try to get that little bit more explosive power to my game. I’m always working to improve.”