Sgorio reporter Nicky John has been getting to know some of the players and managers within the Welsh Premier league to get an insight into what makes them tick!
This week, Nicky speaks to Aberystwyth’s Krzysztof Nalborski.
Tell us a bit about yourself Krzysztof…
I am 21, I am Polish and I am a 3rd year student of Sport and Exercise Science at Aberystwyth University.
I moved to Wales in July 2011 with an idea of juggling education with playing football, which has worked well for me so far.
How does your experience of playing in the Welsh Premier League compare with your experiences of playing in Poland?
Before my arrival in Wales I played only one season on a senior level. It was in the Polish Third Division.
I can say that Welsh Premier League is a definitely higher standard.
Therefore, I enjoy every minute on a pitch playing for Aberystwyth Town FC.
What has been your personal highlight so far this season?
Personal highlight…I think the game vs Carmarthen on the 28th of December. I decided to stay in Aberystwyth over the Christmas, but my parents came and visited me.
I was very happy that we won, and my parents saw me playing for the first time in more than 2 years.
Which team performance have you been most proud of?
I have been most proud of our performance vs Airbus on Friday the 8th of November.
We won 2-1 and finished their unbeaten run. Everyone worked so hard for each other and it paid off.
Who is your football hero?
Francesco Totti who plays for AS Roma
What was your first football kit as a child?
I think it was Juventus FC kit with Inzaghi on the back.
Which of your team mates do you most admire?!
It’s really hard to pick one because there are many players who I can learn from.
Most of my games this season I played as a winger so I would say Geoff Kellaway as he is also a winger…when he is in a good form he is unstoppable.
What about opposition? Which WPL player(s) have impressed you so far this season?
Sam Finley from TNS, he is my age and has been great this season.
What’s your favourite away trip in the WPL?!
Rhyl – there is always a big crowd and it is very loud.
What was the first football match you attended as a fan, and what do you remember of it?!
I have not attended many football matches in my life, but once I had a chance to watch Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna at Santiago Bernabeu.
It was an amazing experience watching all these world-class players.
At that time Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek played for Real Madrid and I had a chance to meet him personally.
If you could trade places with anyone on or off the field for a day, who would it be, and why?!
For a day…I would trade places with David Beckham just to see how it is to be the most famous football personality in the world.
Do you have any special preparations or superstitions on match day?!
I have one special preparation…before every game I phone my parents while packing my football gear…basically I tell them what things I am packing and they have to confirm that I have everything I need.
In the end my mum always tells me to make sure that my good football form is packed to!.