Todd Cantwell completely hates heading.
Why? Fairly just because it hurts him. The Norwich ace’s view hasn’t modified since he was a child blossoming via the Canaries’ academy.
Cantwell’s dislike for heading didn’t go unnoticed across the membership, who advised the teen he wanted to start out implementing that facet into his sport.
And in an academy fixture towards Tottenham the teen, then solely 12, heeded that recommendation upon scoring a hat-trick… albeit relatively cheekily.
Quizzed by Laura Woods on talkSPORT Breakfast whether or not or not the story was true, Cantwell started chuckling: “I’d had my assessment throughout my academy years and so they stated I didn’t head sufficient nor rating sufficient headed objectives.
“So cheekily sufficient, I used to be having fun with myself in a single sport and I keep in mind going previous the goalkeeper and pondering to myself that is the proper alternative to tally a headed aim.
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“It didn’t go down too effectively although… I’ll be sincere. The academy supervisor on the time known as me over and stated don’t ever be disrespectful to your opponents and stated I used to be taking it too far.
“My different coach completely cherished it. For this reason you’re going to the highest -that’s what he stated to me. In my defence I used to be solely 12!”
The proficient midfielder’s present deal at Carrow Street expires subsequent summer season – though Norwich do possess an possibility to increase that by an additional 12 months – with hypothesis rife about his future.
Leicester, Tottenham and Aston Villa have all been linked with the 23-year-old, who has scored 5 objectives for the 2020/21 Championship winners this season.