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10th Dec 2019

How hard is it to be a football pundit?

Alex Roberts

We’ve all been there

If you’ve watched football with any regularity in your life then you’ve almost certainly remarked at how you could do the job of a pundit or commentator – talking about football while watching it, basically.

How hard could it be? All you have to do is know enough about the sport and each team. It’s no different from when you’re watching the match with your friends. Except that’s not actually the case.

We sent Alex Roberts down to the BT Sport studios to join host James Richardson and journalist Julien Laurens during rehearsals for the BT Sport Champions League Goals Show.

Once there, he discovered how crucial timing is in the world of punditry, and how important it is to remember which players are starting and which are on the bench.

Watch the BT Sport Champions League Goals Show each Champions League match week on BT Sport.