Leon Bailey: ‘I’m used to tough times. I never let anything break me down’ | Aston Villa

Leon Bailey is reflecting on his childhood in Cassava Piece, the ghetto neighbourhood in Kingston where he grew up, the place that shaped his outlook before a one-way ticket to Europe helped him to fulfil his football dream. “Jamaica is a very beautiful country but, you know, it has its good sides and bad sides,” the Aston Villa winger says. “The inner-city community is where I’m from. There were a lot of times where there was no money there to put food on the table or lunch money to go to school. There were tough times … but I’m used to tough times. That’s why I never let…

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