23 Mar 2021

After two successful episodes of Aspire Academy bi-weekly programme “Player Insight”; suspense continues with a new high-profile player guesting in an exclusive interview of the 3rd episode, - cue in, Croatia National Team and FC Zenit Saint Petersburg centre-back Dejan Lovren. The episode is aired on Alkass Sports channels one HD on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 10:30 pm in Arabic and on Alkass one HD English at 11:30 pm.

In his exclusive interview for “Player Insight”, Lovren talks about his professional journey from Croatia, to France onto England and finally Russia, and about similarities and differences between each one of these different stations he has been to. There are also takeaways on accolades wins and lessons he learnt that helped him develop his career.

“Player Insight” episodes are broadcasted on both AlKass Sports Channels One HD Arabic and English, on Aspire Fellows website, Aspire Academy social media platforms and other local and international sports channels.

Dejan Lovren, 31-year-old, is one of the most experienced player through his rich professional career, full of achievements, be it with his home country national team of Croatia, finalist of the last edition of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia or with Liverpool FC where he was crowned UEFA Champions League winner as well as the long awaited Premier League title and FIFA Club World Cup Title in Doha, Qatar 2019.   

“Aspire in the World Fellows” is a programme launched by Aspire Academy in 2014 with the goal to embrace, gather and lead the best practitioners in world youth football in consolidating and developing the knowledge pool in the world of football performance and science. The activity leans on the cornerstone of Aspire Academy Global Summit and Fellows Gatherings.


As well as regular gatherings in Doha and events in Europe to develop their ideas, members are supported by a cutting-edge online portal enabling the spread of best practice, trends and the latest thinking. Taken together, the various elements of the community’s activity provide a powerful platform to support the broader development of football around the world.


The Fellows web-based platform (serves the purpose of fostering ongoing debate and discussion amongst Aspire Fellows. The platform also enables the Fellows to share content on their own Club/National Team training methodologies, application of technology, research and other relevant sources of information. Through this tool, the Community is able to continue working throughout the year on defined topics.

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