Talk yourself into winning

Motivational mirror talk, courtesy of leading sports psychologist Dan Abrahams


“Relax. Stay calm. Stay focused. Don’t force it. Football is fun. Play with a smile. Play with freedom.”

Imagine the best version of you

“I play with certainty and confidence, always looking to make an impact. I’m on my toes - sharp, alert and lively.”

More after the break

Understand your job

“I know my job. I execute it. If I drop my focus I regain it immediately. I am disciplined. I am determined. I am dedicated.”

For more football tips see:
Overcome crippling pre-match nerves
Top 7 tips for motivation
Rooney: Big match preparation
Gary Neville: Become a master of mentality
Michael Ballack: Coping with pressure
Demba Ba's big match preparation
Shake off those pre-game nerves
Theo Walcott: Big match preparation

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