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It was a huge honour for me to meet King Charles, Didier Drogba and some of the Paris Saint-Germain players this week ahead of our World Cup game with Australia on Sunday.
Martyn Williams our team manager sent me an email and asked if I fancied going along to an event in Saint-Denis on Wednesday. A lady who had been at our capping ceremony in Versailles at the start of the tournament had extended the invite. To be honest, it was the PSG players which sold it to me!
I met Presnel Kimpembe which was pretty cool. I’m a big football fan. I didn’t have the heart to tell him or Drogba I support Manchester United though, especially at the moment!
For me, the magic of World Cups is about embracing these sorts of opportunities. You only have one career and have to make the most of it.
The King said congratulations for our two wins so far and mentioned that he’d seen the Prince of Wales in our changing room after we beat Fiji.
Dan Biggar met football legend Didier Drogba ahead of Wales' clash with Australia on Sunday and said they need to capture his winning mentality
Wales have won both of their matches at the Rugby World Cup so far but Australia are their biggest test yet
With Drogba, it was more of a fleeting conversation because he was being bombarded by children for pictures. I managed to sneak one in though! He said he was surprised I lived in Toulon.
Drogba started his club career with Marseille.
Brigitte Macron was there too and we had a good conversation. She said she was very impressed with my French, especially because she struggles with English!
We met at the fan village right by the Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris. The event was all about getting kids to play sport. I couldn’t believe the company I was keeping.
Even though I’m a United fan – and that’s tough to say right now after our start to the season – meeting Drogba reminded me of the winning mentality the Chelsea teams he played in under Jose Mourinho had. I think we can take a lot from that for our World Cup campaign.
Chelsea under Mourinho were a winning machine. They got the job done. As a Wales side, we’re probably not in that position just yet but want to have a similar mindset for this tournament.
As a squad, we’ve been quite disappointed at the negativity which has come our way. I don’t think we’ve got enough credit for our opening win over Fiji.
And then we made 13 changes for Portugal and still got another bonus-point win. Yes, we could have played better in Nice. But we’ve got 10 points from two games. We couldn’t have done