Mohammed, who earned an Emmy nomination for playing Nathan "Nate the Great" Shelley on the Apple TV+ comedy, tells EW: "I do not follow football. I mean, I absolutely don't. I couldn't give any amount of care for the sport whatsoever. I had to research so much to pretend that I care in Ted Lasso! (Laughs) I was taken to football matches by my dad when I was younger and I just disliked the whole thing. I'm passionate about other things, but I just can't get passionate about football and I've tried so hard. I do ask a lot of questions on set, because there will be stuff Nate says where it's about tactics, and I just check in with Brendan (Hunt) or Jason (Sudeikis) or anyone basically. All our footballers on the show pretty much love football and are really passionate. It's great to see, but I can't tune into it. I don't know what it is." ALSO: Jason Sudeikis explains how Foo Fighters' "My Hero" influenced Season 2.