If you were
an actor, who would your leading lady be ?
Nicole Kidman, because I liked her movie Moulin Rouge. It
is one of my favourites.
What keeps you entertained on long journeys
My CD player, but it's broken at the moment, so I have to
get a new one. For the moment, I just talk with Fredi
Kanoute and all the players who can speak French.
Favourite cartoon character ?
Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote
Favourite town/city ?
Paris. I was born in Paris and I like London, there are so
many things to do. But Paris is smaller than London and is
easier to get around.
Are you a gadgets person ?
Apart from my mobile, the most hi-tech piece of equipment I
have is my iPod.
What is good/bad about being famous ?
When you see the kids, when they meet you and shake your
hand, how happy they are. I think it is really good to be
able to make people happy. The worst thing is when people
spy on you and talk about you, but don't know you.
What day would you like to live over again ?
My first selection for the France Under-18 team. It was in
Paris and my family were there and I was very proud. We
lost the game 2-1 to Spain, but it is still a good memory.
What annoys you ?
People when they are rude about me. I know my English isn't
perfect, but when I try to speak with someone and they don't
try to understand me, that annoys me.
Who is your all-time sports person ?
I don't really have one, but I like Lilian Thuram. I try to
watch him in games to learn from him.
What flavour filling would you have in a
jacket potato ?
I have never tried jacket potatoes. I see people here and
they put butter, cheese and beans inside, so maybe one day I
will try one like this.
What song would you sing if you were doing
For the moment, it is “Burn” by Usher. I am singing this
all the time in the dressing room and Jamie says he doesn't
understand what I am singing !
Do you have a lucky charm or superstition ?
I have something lucky, something that I wear during the
game. It is for tying my shinpads. It has my name, number
and my wife's name on.
What was the last film you saw ?
The last one of the Lord of the Rings – The Return of the
What are you scared of ?
I'm not really scared of anything, maybe a little nervous
What is the best journey you've ever been on
It was last summer when I was in New York with my wife. It
was my first time there and it was really good. We did
everything, all the tourist things.
Do you believe in ghosts ?
Yes I think there is something, not ghosts, but spirits, I
believe. I haven't seen any though.
Who is the quickest you have ever played
Last time it was Thierry Henry, but Jermain Defoe also is
really quick. In France, it would be Sydney Govou of Lyon
and Ludovic Giuly who is at Barcelona now, but was at
When did you last cook and what did you cook
Not a long time ago, it was some prawns, with some rice and
onions. I like to cook..
What did you listen to in the car today ?
It was some hip-hop music by Method Man. I have six CDs in my car and
this one is very good.
What do you always put off until tomorrow ?
Papers, you know for bank and bills, any kind of paperwork.
What's the biggest surprise you have ever had
When I heard that Tottenham wanted to sign me. They came to
a game and we lost to Bordeuax, so I was really surprised.
What is your favourite ice cream flavour ?
Hagen Daas - Macadamia
Is there anything you can't live without ?
When I have people around me, my family, my wife, I think I
can't live without them.
Have you ever played a musical instrument ?
Yes, I did, at school I played the flute. I was quite good
When did you last get a yellow card and did
you deserve it ?
It was in France, and I didn't deserve it, but I don't
What is your favourite animal at the zoo ?
I really like the lions and all the big cats.