Matthew Paul Le Tissier is a football television presenter, and a former professional footballer. He spent his entire professional club career with Southampton, and won eight caps for the England national team before turning to non-League football in 2002.
Here’s another chance to hear my interview with Matt Le Tissier from season two.Matt was such a naturally gifted performer that he could have joined any team he chose. Instead, he was that rarity in the modern game: a one-club player. Matt describes the utter joy he took in lighting up Southampton’s old ground The Dell with his stunning tricks and goals – this interview is about football elevated to an art form. Listen as he describes netting the last-ever goal at The Dell, a goal that he just knew he was going to score. You’ll also hear about that special season when he enjoyed a telepathic relationship with Danish genius Ronnie Ekelund, his strained relationship with Glenn Hoddle – the only manager he ever swore at, and the grim, but ultimately triumphant campaigns against relegation in which he led by his example of sheer will to win.I guarantee, you will love this interview as much as I did.Graham  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Matt Le Tissier and Glenn Hoddle were both footballers of extraordinary technique but, in part two of this interview, Matt tells us how Glenn was the only manager he ever swore at during in his career. We hear about the intoxicating effects of relegation battles and the huge responsibility Matt felt for keeping the club in the top league. Ronnie Ekelund, Mauricio Pocchetino and Gareth Bale also pop up. Enjoy Graham  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Matt Le Tissier was the ultimate Local Hero (great film, btw). He signed for Southampton at 16 and stayed for his whole career. His exquisite talents would have allowed him to grace a higher stage, but trophies and money were never his motivation. In part one, Matt talks about his End Blyton-esque childhood on Guernsey, his passion for cricket, the art of penalty-taking and scoring the last-ever goal at the Dell. Guys like Matt are a reminder of why we all love football so much. And I hope you enjoy this conversation with a legend of the British game as much as I did. Graham This episode was made possible by Nordoff Robins. We met Matt before Nordoff Robins’ annual football fundraising dinner in London. It’ s a charity we’ d like you to think about. Nordoff Robins offer music therapy to help children with a wide range of acute difficulties. As always, this podcast is free, but if you think this chat is worth £1 or more, please go to www.nordoff-robins.org.uk and hit ‘ donate’  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Oct 14th, 1968
Location
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 hour, 56 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 628982