“I pay 85 euro cents for a liter of petrol”

He speaks Dutch every day in the land of the rising sun. Quenten Martinus (formerly sc Heerenveen, Sparta and FC Emmen, ed.) Is my teammate. I spend more time with him. Outside of that, I speak English to my translator. The club employs two full-time translators. Four foreign players are helping the club everywhere, “said Wood, in an extra-thick ELF Voetbal special released last month and via This link You can order quickly and conveniently online. Within two to three working days at home.

“During training, one of the two stands next to Cole for a translation for the goalkeeper coach. The other translator does it with the footballers. With my groceries I ask one of the two for help through FaceTime.” In January, Wood flew from Schiphol to Osaka via Paris. “It’s an hour’s drive from there. There’s no airport in Kyoto. We usually play by train. It’s three hundred kilometers per hour.

“The level of football is high. It’s higher than Almere City, which I was active in before the winter. All the best Japanese players play in their own league with foreign stars like Andres Iniesta.” The training sessions lasted longer than in the Netherlands, where Wood held for Willem II. “Mostly two and a half hours. One hundred percent consistently, it is rooted in Japanese sports culture. Every player is in excellent condition. Kyoto needs it because the coach wants to put more pressure everywhere on the field.”

In the interview, Wood also talks about the city of Kyoto. “I pay 85 euro cents for a liter of petrol.” And his previous hometown of Amsterdam, his parents’ background, emigrated from New Zealand to the Netherlands, his selection for the New Zealand national team, the Olympics in Tokyo and its aftermath and his late departure from Almer.

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The full interview with Michael Woud can be read in ELF Voetbal’s extra thick Over de Cranes special, which was released last month. No less than 46 interviews with our teammates in almost every overseas competition. Think of Virgil van Dijk, Crysencio Summerville and Joël Piroe in the UK, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw in Germany, Mark Diemers and Thijmen Goppel, Denso Kasius in Italy and Xavi Simons and Branco van den Boomen in France. But Wood Trose in Iceland, Shine Pattinama in Norway, Nick Marsman in the US and Water Burger and Leon Berksma in Switzerland. Think also of conversations with Dutch experts in small countries. We spoke to the only Dutch expert on tournaments in Andorra, Bangladesh, Estonia, Latvia, Singapore and Kosovo.

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