Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How Sol Campbell Won Me Some Cash; Boro Defender Ben Gibson Was Grilled by UEFA.com This Week While out in the Czech Republic with England for the Under-21 European Championships. Here's the Highlights from His Interview, Available in Full on the UEFA YouTube Channel At: Http://bit.ly/1TLjh4e

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How Sol Campbell Won Me Some Cash; Boro Defender Ben Gibson Was Grilled by UEFA.com This Week While out in the Czech Republic with England for the Under-21 European Championships. Here's the Highlights from His Interview, Available in Full on the UEFA YouTube Channel At: Http://bit.ly/1TLjh4e

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What's your first memory of watching England play? IT was the 2002 World Cup, England were playing Sweden, I was around a friend's house having a barbecue and we pulled names out of a hat for the first goalscorer and I ended up winning about PS20.

I had Sol Campbell. I picked him out and I thought: Jesus Christ, he is never going to score! But he got up and he scored a header.

When you were growing up, who was your first football idol? I THINK most young English lads would say David Beckham and it is the same for me really. He was the centre of attention, whether on or off the pitch, he was a fantastic player. His goal in the qualifying campaign against Greece was one everyone will remember. IT was just an amazing moment, we needed a goal late on and he captured there what the whole country needed and wanted at that moment.

What have been your finest moments so far in your career? COMING through the Middlesbrough Academy was something I loved because I was born and bred in the town and I always wanted to play for Boro. Eventually when I was 19, I got the chance to play at the Riverside for my home debut.

It didn't really go to plan, we were getting beat 1-0 and I got sent up for a corner at the last minute and I actually got the equalizer.

So for that moment with all my friends and family and everyone who was there to support me in that stadium and in front of all the people that I've grew up around, that would have to be the best moment.

Who is the most skilful player you have played with? SKILFUL in a sort of sense of dribbling and things like that... I'd have to say Lee Tomlin at Middlesbrough. Some of the things that he does in training are quite incredible to be honest, and I have no doubt he is going to do bigger and better things in his career.

I have played against people that are skilful in other ways but in terms of dribbling, tricks and things like that I'd have to say Lee Tomlin. …

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