Gives himself a spritz of scent before a big match.
"Sometimes my teammates ask me if I'm not right in the head," the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder said.
"Every player has a ritual before a match and I usually hold my bag in my locker and I throw on two or three sprays of perfume. It gives me a feeling of happiness."
Is using the same shin guards he has worn since childhood when he plays in Russia, hoping they bring the good fortune that has long eluded the Three Lions at international tournaments.
"I've had the same shinpads since I was 11. They are battered (but) I am very superstitious," the Tottenham midfielder told Fifa.com.
Always runs onto the pitch right foot first. The habit is so ingrained that during training in Rostov-on-Don he left the pitch and re-entered after realising he had accidentally led with his left foot.
"Everybody likes to enter with the right foot, right? I'm no different," he laughed when quizzed by reporters.