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Baker 'terrified about Soccer Aid'

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Simon Baker

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Simon Baker has admitted he is “terrified” about Soccer Aid.

The Mentalist actor will play for the Rest Of The World XI team in the charity football match, which takes place tomorrow at Old Trafford in Manchester.

"I'm scared, I'm nervous about it - I don't feel worthy," he said, according to PA.

"I didn't personally grow up playing football. My two sons play football and I sort of regret not playing it as a kid. I'm 40 years old. I don't have the skills that my eight-year-old has but I certainly have the enthusiasm."

The actor also spoke of his admiration for his professional team-mates who include Zinedine Zidane and Ryan Giggs.

"I have an enormous amount of respect for professional footballers, I have an enormous amount of respect for anyone that plays football regularly because I think it's a beautiful game," he said.

Soccer Aid will be shown live on ITV1 at 6pm tomorrow, Sunday June 6.

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