The Next Rachel Yankey?

A few people have asked recently whether I mind that we are having a girl, not a boy, considering how integral football is as both my job and pastime. The truth is that I genuinely couldn’t care either way – it may sound like a cliché, but the most important thing is that the baby is healthy.

Anyway, no matter what gender, I’m sure I can still coax them into having a kickabout in the garden, particularly as babies are pretty good at dribbling…

And, let’s be honest, having a girl will give me a greater chance of fathering an England international footballer anyway!