In an interview riddled with his characteristic dry humour, Port Vale striker Tom Pope says this season has been tough work.
Forget 99. It’s an honour for a player to score a goal for his own club. A good feeling…
In an interview with the Daily Mail the striker confirmed the team has struggled this season commenting: “We haven’t got anyone to do that [cross the ball in] at Port Vale this season. I have to cross them in myself and then head them in. We’re struggling a bit this year.”
He also provided some of his gripes about his Vale team mates adding: “To be honest, the music in the dressing room does my head in. All the R ‘n’ B and Garage, that doesn’t get me up for a game… Indie music’s the only music I’ll listen to.”
On a more serious note, the striker said it was a honour to be closing on a hundred goals for the club he supports saying: “It’s something that I’ve had my eye on for a while now. Once you get to 80 or so, you start thinking about the hundred. It’ll be nice to get it eventually.
“And Port Vale are my club, which makes it even more special for me. As a kid, you grow up trying to score just one goal for your club. If you did that, you’d be happy, so forget 99. It’s an honour for a player to score a goal for his own club. A good feeling.”