Now it’s only a week left of my holidays before I return to Blackburn and meets the rest of the team. Most of the other players returns tomorrow, but I’ve been on national team duty, and I have trained well this summer so I’ve got an extra week off, and that week I will enjoy with my family and friends. And I’m going to train hard so I’m in top shape before pre season starts. Yesterday I celebrated my grandmother’s 80th birthday, and it was really nice to be with all my family.

Morten Gamst Pedersen