Owls’ Jose hopes book will be a win­ner!

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

IF YOU didn’t know by now, Sh­effield Wed­nes­day’s Por­tuguese mid­fielder Jose Semedo is com­pletely be­sot­ted with the foot­ball club – to the point where he’s brought out a book, Win The Day.

The 30-year-old came up with the idea, along with psy­chol­o­gist friend Sam Ko­ta­dia, to write a book about his own per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences, as well as some of the ide­ol­ogy it takes to suc­ceed in both foot­ball and life.

“The book isn’t like a nor­mal au­to­bi­og­ra­phy,” Semedo told The FLP.

“There is a bit of a story about pro­mo­tion to the Cham­pi­onship with Wed­nes­day and some of the good times I have had with the club, but over­all it’s more about the psy­chol­ogy of the game.

“The book is en­ti­tled af­ter how I live my life. Ev­ery day, I am try­ing to ‘win the day’ and it means I don’t look too far for­ward or too far back.

“The Wed­nes­day fans have given so much to me, but they only know about Semedo on the foot­ball pitch, and I want to show them a lit­tle bit more about my­self out­side of foot­ball.

“It cov­ers ev­ery­thing from my child­hood to my de­ter­mi­na­tion to suc­ceed in pro­fes­sional foot­ball and about the dis­ci­pline and men­tal strength you need to have to make it in foot­ball.

“The psy­chol­ogy part of it is so good be­cause some­times you can be in a po­si­tion where things are go­ing wrong in your life, but by hav­ing good psy­cho­log­i­cal strength you can come out of that neg­a­tiv­ity quickly.”

The fore­word of the book is writ­ten by Semedo’s good friend and Real Madrid su­per­star Cris­tiano Ron­aldo.

“I have had good times with Cris­tiano and when we were 13 years old we would go to the gym se­cretly around mid­night so no­body would find out,” said Semedo.

The book is on sale now from Wed­nes­day’s club shop and on­line mega­s­tore, or via Semedo’s of­fi­cial web­site www.winthe­day.co.uk.

MAN OF LET­TERS: Jose Semedo has burst into print with his own book

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