Crusty Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet reveals: I'm fed-up eating nothing but pies

15 October 2010 07:56
Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet has launched a swipe at English cuisine - claiming he is given nothing to eat but pies.

The Belgium international has been a success at the Stadium of Light since his £2m summer move from Sint Truiden.

However Mignolet, 22, said he has struggled to adapt to the food on Wearside, insisting it has prompted him to learn how to cook.

I see pies: Sunderland's Simon Mignolet is struggling to come to terms with English cuisine

Grub up: Dinner time in the Mignolet house

'I find I have to eat pies wherever I go in England,' the keeper said. 

'It's certainly not straightforward when you are a 22-year-old living in a foreign country.

'You have to learn to do everything - cook your own meals, do your laundry and ironing.  That is not always easy.'

Mignolet's comments may prove hard for his fans to swallow, with the Belgian diet not best known for its healthy nature.

Key ingredients include chips with mayonnaise, beer and chocolate, with Vlaaien - pies - also playing a prominent role.

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Source: Daily_Mail