Utterly compelling and brutally honest self-portrait of a troubled Premier League star "Bendtner is wired differently from the rest of us." -The Guardian
'An extraordinary, granular depiction of a young football star's life.' - The Daily Mail
Known as 'Lord Bendtner' to his fans and haters alike, Nicklas Bendtner has been lauded for his soccer skills at super clubs like Arsenal and Juventus. But his career was haunted by his rocky behavior and tendency to self-sabotage. Very much a fable of the modern game, Bendtner talks with disarming honesty about the darker side of soccer and his own difficult fall from grace; about what it's like to have so much promise that you lose touch with reality altogether. It's is about growing up in a working class neighbourhood and what happens when you give a troubled, overconfident teen millions to spend. It's about fighting to reach the top in the worlds' toughest league but having no respect for hierarchy. It's about friendship, rivalry, and the constant quest for an adrenaline kick. It's about money - having too much of it - and an industry that has lost sight of what really matters. A modern soccer fable, it's a story of decline, temper, talent, great soccer and ultimately the tragedy of unfulfilled potential.