Che Adams explains why he was named after ‘Che Guevara’

The Southampton striker player non-league football before becoming a professional and now he has signed for Southampton.

English footballer Che Adams started his professional career in 2012 with Oadby Town.

He then moved to Ilkeston in 2013, Sheffield United in 2014, and Birmingham City in 2016.

But it was this summer when he signed for Southampton as he prepares to play in the English Premier League.

And in a talk to The Guardian, he explained why he was named after Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

“Yeah, it was where I got my name from,” Adams said.

“Che Guevara was in the news around the time that I was born and I think it was something to do with where his body was buried, although I’m not sure.”

“My mum just really liked the name,” he added.

“So that’s it – that’s all I’ve got.”

“I think everyone is going to get that pressure but it’s your mental strength,” he said about his rise in football.

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“Everyone had respect for me, they knew what I wanted to do, so I never really got caught up in it or they never involved me in anything like that.”

“I’ve seen people make the wrong choices, I’ve seen it everywhere and it is scary but they made the choices,” he added.

“I and the gaffer had a chat, he told me the way he wanted to play and I thought it would suit me perfectly.”

“He wants to build something, achieve good things, and it’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

“I know I caused a stir when I said about winning the league – probably too much of a stir – but it was just pure optimism, looking up rather than down,” he concluded.


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