RoverTalk with Ricardo Talu

Name: Ricardo Talu
Date of Birth: 27 July, 1993
Position: Centre back, right back or defensive midfield
Rovers appearances: 10
Team supported as a boy?
In Holland, PSV Eindhoven.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.
Favourite player growing up?

Michael Essien.

What age did you know you wanted to be a footballer?

Eight years old. Basically my first training session.
What would you say your strengths and weaknesses are in football?
My weakness would be my left foot. Strength is my speed and power as well as reading the game.
What clubs have you been at?
I’ve been at VV Loenenmark, Swift 64, PEC Zwolle, SC Telstar, VV Berkum and now, of course, Albion Rovers.
Pre-match superstitions?
I usually go to the toilet and let it all out.
Pre-match meals?
Pasta and lots of water before the game.
Best player you’ve played with and against?
Best player I’ve played with would be Kamohelo Mokotjo and against would be Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Most embarrassing moment in a match?
Probably missing open goals.
Best chant you’ve ever heard?
Probably my chant at Rovers, “Ricardo Talu, you are the man of my life, Ricardo Talu, I’d let you..”, you’ll know the rest…
Best moment in your football career so far?
My debut in the Dutch and Scottish Leagues.
Would you want to get into management in the future?
 I would, yes.
Who moans the most in the squad?
Everyone. It must be a Scottish thing!
Who is the joker in the squad?
Gary Fisher. He’s a very funny guy.
Best player in training
We all have our days where we are good and not so good.
Best and worst dressed in the squad?
When we were out as a team a while back ago I must say we all looked really good.
Where would you like to be, in terms of football, in five years time?
I’d like to play many games for Rovers, but the ultimate goal is play at the highest level in England.