By Tom Farmery For The Daily Mail
Published: 23:43 BST, 1 April 2018 | Updated: 23:43 BST, 1 April 2018
Matt Bloomfield, 34, has played more than 400 times in 15 years at Wycombe. Here, he talks about being inspired by Italia 90 and how he was once marked by Chelsea’s Claude Makelele...
Matt Bloomfield has played more than 400 times in 15 years at Wycombe Wanderers
FIRST FOOTBALL MEMORY... The World Cup in 1990. I was six and remember my dad rushing home for the games. It seemed like the world had ended when we lost to West Germany. I fell in love with the game watching that World Cup.
BEST PLAYER I’VE PLAYED WITH... Jordon Ibe. He came in as a 15-year-old and trained with us. He was built like a man. I remember him banging a shot into the top corner with his right foot. I said, ‘Now show me it again with your left,’ and he banged another one in the top corner.
TOUGHEST OPPONENT... Claude Makelele. It was like he had eyes in the back of his head. Him and Frank Lampard were immense. The number of times you thought you were about to tackle them and they just popped it off first time,