Jozy Altidore knows some things about some things
Jozy Altidore showed up on Jimmy Conrad’s Super Awesome American Soccer YouTube Show (actual name: JC’s American Soccer Spectacular) and chatted with the host about his remarkable season at AZ and his future with the United States national team.
It’s another impressive interview from the rising star filled with a number of interesting nuggets that show his development as a player and a person.
On his success this year: “Just trying to get in front of the goal as much as possible. And trying to be aware of my teammates.” (That meshes nicely with what Earnie Stewart told me was the reason for Altidore’s success.)
On dealing with racism: He agrees with Thierry Henry’s statements that teams should lose points if their fans act in racist ways.
On Jurgen Klinsmann’s non-call: “Sometimes your number’s called and when it is you have to give your all and when it’s not, you have to support your guys.”
But my favorite answer was to one of the last questions Conrad asked the forward. What do you like best: scoring with your head, scoring with your right foot, or scoring with your left foot?
“I’ll take any of them.” That’s the reply of a grown ass man.