ARE YOU A MASTER OF MIND GAMES?
A) Disagree. I’m a student of football, and if I work hard and learn from my mistakes, I can improve my ability. B) Kind of. I can improve a bit but your natural ability is more important. C) Agree. I could work on my game 24/7 but my ability isn’t going to improve.
Mentally, you have some strengths that help performance. However, there are areas you can
target for improvement. Work on managing your matchday mindset and on-pitch emotions. A) Totally. For me, it’s blood, sweat and tears for the team, every single week. B) I’m somewhere in the middle: not the laziest, but not the hardest grafter either. C) They would probably say I work hard to be first at the bar afterwards...
“Football is a game you play with your brain,” said Johan Cruyff. Take our quiz to see if your mind is a help or a hindrance