Pele: Big match preparation

Three time World Cup winner Pele reveals his pre-match routine for the big occasion

With a sideboard cracking under the strain of silverware, including three World Cup winning medals, Pele knows a thing or two about playing on the biggest stage.

In this video he reveals his use of visualisation as he prepared for his great individual battles against the likes of Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore.

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