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James Milner Only Speaks To His Children In Spanish, While His Wife Uses Another Language

James Milner Only Speaks To His Children In Spanish, While His Wife Uses Another Language

Milner explained why in an interview.

James Milner has revealed he only speaks to his young children in Spanish, while his wife still speaks to them in English.

The Liverpool midfielder learnt the language during his time at Manchester City, who had a strong Spanish contingent in the early 2010s.

Milner believes it's important for his two children to learn a different language and he's gone to extreme lengths to implement it.

He told the Times in 2018: "It was when I signed at City, to speak to David Silva and Zaba [Pablo Zabaleta] and I’ve carried it on.

"I’ve a place over here and I was so impressed with people who could flick between the two languages. Since my two children were born I’ve just spoken to them in Spanish.


"My missus speaks to them in English. They understand pretty much everything I say. It’s a very good gift you can give your children."

The 36-year-old then admitted he can be quite stubborn at home and this is one thing he's refused to budge on over the years.

He continued: "My missus will tell you that’s what I’m like, if I set my mind to something, I do it.

"I’m stubborn and I always want to be right. I hate losing. We have some great debates here. We always joke I could be a lawyer.

"I’m a pretty stubborn b***ard."


Milner has made 39 appearances in all competitions this season but only 14 of those have been as a starter as his career starts to wind down.

He's been trusted by manager Jurgen Klopp in key moments however and the Reds have won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, with Milner scoring in both penalty shootout victories.

They fell just short of winning the Premier League title, but have a shot at Champions League glory against Real Madrid.

If the heavyweight showdown in Saint-Denis goes down to spot kicks, will the former England international be ready to take one? Of course he will.


He told the Daily Mail: "The first final we reached was the League Cup against Manchester City in 2016. It was the manager’s first year and my first.

"I was listed as the fifth penalty taker but didn’t get to take one because we’d lost. From then on, I've said, 'I want one'."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: James Milner, Liverpool, Premier League