A group of young footballers from across the world have grilled Inter Miami and United States star Wil Trapp on a variety of subjects as part of the first 7 Elite Academy Online Masterclass.
The players from 7 Elite Academy teams in Tanzania, the United States and United Kingdom questioned Trapp about his career and training regime for David Beckham's new Major League Soccer outfit.
7 Elite Academy works with hundreds of boys and girls across the world, offering football training, development and education programs.
Thomas Maurice, who coaches 7 Elite Academy players in Tanzania, asked Trapp if he would consider coaching after his playing career ended.
He replied: “Absolutely. It is something I think I would want to do. With the way I look at the game, I always try to learn more and study.
“Hopefully that would translate into coaching after playing.
“It would be really hard to walk away after playing soccer and coaching is probably the best outlet for that."
The 7 Elite Academy Masterclass is designed to give the organisations youngsters an opportunity to find out more about professional football during the Covid-19 restrictions.
7EA players across the world are also given a weekly Home Technical Program to continue their development, along with regular team meetings via Zoom and remote one-to-one sessions.
RJ Wilson, who plays for 7 Elite Academy in Salt Lake City, asked the Inter Miami star about the player he would most like to play against.
He replied: “I would want to play against Messi, just because of his understanding of the game.
“To see him in live time and see how he thinks and plays the game would be incredible.”
Joel Godfrey, from Liverpool, asked Trapp about the toughest player he has faced his career.
“We played Liverpool a few years ago in New Jersey and Philipe Coutinho was on their side,” Trapp said.
“That guy was just ridiculous to try to mark. He would to ground and just pop up somewhere else. He would disappear.
“He was just so intelligent and so quick. He was very tough to play against.”