"Football is such a special sport, you can either have the brains, technique or physicality. But any one on its own is not enough".
The Manchester City captain and 3 time Premier League winner is undoubtably one of the fiercest competitors in the game and one of the greatest defenders of the modern era.
In many previous TAE interviews with several top strikers the giant Belgians name would come up when we posed them the question "Who's the toughest defender you've played against ?".
So obviously we were over the moon when when we got the opportunity to sit down with the main man from the blue half of Manchester and and talk all things football, training and the importance of having a winning mindset.
"Its not just about being stronger, quicker and better than the opposition, its also about being mentally tougher".