It’s a familiar sensation for any amateur forward: you slice a golden chance wide, and feel the self-hatred flood in. For the next 10 minutes you’re a ball of anger and frustration, chastising your own shortcomings: you lose concentration, and suddenly another chance goes begging.
The pros don’t have this mindset, explains Bournemouth goal-getter Benik Afobe – it’s all about immediately forgetting a miss and staying positive in order to slot the next one home. Improve your mental attitude, and your strike rate, and team, will benefit.
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