Interview: Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek

England midfielder, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, a member of Gareth Southgate’s heroically brave Three Lions which finished fourth at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, is highly regarded as one of Europe’s finest young midfield players, as well as a high-profile Adidas athlete.
Loftus-Cheek, 22, an integral figure of the Adidas football umbrella, positively champions Adidas’ global leading sports brand, both on and off the field, courtesy of his match winning performances and involvement with Adidas’ well-documented world class endeavors.

The England World Cup hero briefly took time out of his busy schedule to discuss life as a leading Adidas football athlete, coupled alongside Loftus-Cheek’s current favorite Adidas items in the brand’s diverse collection, as well as his major ambitions and goals for this season.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek wears the adidas Team Mode X18 boots, available from

Dean Perretta: First and foremost Ruben, Adidas football is a bona fide global leader in game. How would you describe your overall involvement and experiences thus far in your association with Adidas football?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: I have been with Adidas since I was 15 years old and they have looked after me really well. The (Adidas) boots are great, which is the most important thing for me. I am looking forward to a long successful association with the brand.

Dean Perretta Which particular Adidas football boots in the current range would you recommend most and why?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Depends on the type of player you are. I personally wear the X boot. I like my boots light and thin, so I have a better feel of the ball whilst feeling like my feet are lighter!

Dean Perretta: What items in the latest Adidas collection have caught your eye?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: Loving the Deerupt trainers! They are so comfy. I was living in them over in Russia around the (England FIFA World Cup 2018) base.

Dean Perretta: How would you describe your first-ever FIFA World Cup experience in hindsight?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: First World Cup was an incredible experience! It was amazing to be part of something we haven’t achieved as a nation for years. We were so close to making the final! We can take a lot of positives from it and now look forward to qualifying for Euro 2020.

Dean Perretta: Before we leave Ruben, what are your primary objectives and goals for the 2018-2019 season?

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: I haven’t set any immediate goals for this season. It’s still early and who knows what can happen? So I intend to just keep working hard. Of course, I want to retain my England place, so I need to make sure I am ready to play when the opportunity arises.


Dean Perretta
Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst for BBC televised London Lions and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports Radio, FourFourTwo Magazine and Muscle & Fitness Magazine.