Memphis Depay is a very down-to-earth character, that much has always come across in his interviews.
In a recent interview with the BBC’s Football Focus shot at the Under Armour event in London this week which will be aired in full during their program on Saturday afternoon, Depay gave a great insight into the man behind the shirt.
Answering questions which delved into his past and the reasons behind why he has tattoos, Depay was extremely open and welcoming.
He discussed how the reasons behind having cartoons tattooed on his arm stem from childhood memory of how they brought him comfort and also talked about his “Dream, Believe, Achieve” tattoo which famously was replicated by PSV fans on their farewell banner for him last weekend.
Depay has not had a run-of-the-mill life to date. He’s had family troubles in the past but refused to let them overcome him and is more driven than ever to prove himself now that he has earned his move to Man United.
In modern football, there is often a youngster (take Wilfried Zaha as a prime example) of a youngster who feels the step to a big club is the final step.
Depay correctly sees it otherwise, it is the first step and his journey to becoming one of football’s greats really begins from next season onwards, and it’s a challenge he’s ready to face head on.