What do you like most about living in the UK?
Petr Cech: I think the first of all is football for me because the atmosphere and er … everything around football is quite special. Of course, second… very good point for me is er … learning English because it’s always useful. I like going to London just for sightseeing and all this stuff so you know, I settled quite quickly and that’s for me positive … which is positive about England, it’s that, you know… specially London is really cosmopolitan you’ve got a lot of, lot of ethnic groups, a lot of different people and you don’t feel, really like a foreigner.
Didier Drogba: As a football player you can do what you want. You can go with your family and people respect you a lot. In France as well but the way they approach you is different, you know … much more respect even if they are Arsenal fans or I don’t know, Tottenham fans, they respect you a lot.
Gilberto Silva: When I went to the restaurant when the people recognize me they wait, you know … for such a long time, you know, until I’m finished my meal to ask for an autograph. For me it was amazing you know the respect they have. I was amazed to see that.
Dirk Kuyt: I think all the people here are very respectful and friendly and whenever you need some help, every … everybody tries to help you and er … I like that in this country. In Holland, that’s a little bit different.
Sun Jihai: Football! Football! To be honest, without football, I’d never ever live in here. Many good things, but … it’s not my home. You know, without football… definitely. Yeah, I like London, to be honest it’s quite busy, but … yeah, you know … it’s very international.
Ivar Ingimarsson: Well, I actually quite enjoy the weather, ha, everybody’s moaning and complaining about that but coming from where I’m from it’s pretty much summer here all the time … that’s definitely one thing… and obviously you know I’ve been here for like 6 or 7 years now … the English people are … lots of humour, lots of banter going around and you know, don’t take things too seriously I think.
Didier Drogba: The most important thing, the thing I like is my children are trying hard … are speaking English very well so it’s very educative for them. That’s why I’m very happy here.