Owls’ Jose hopes book will be a winner!
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