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Simon Mignolet: Inside the mind of a goalkeeper

Why would anyone choose to throw their body in the way of a plastic ball hurtling through the air at 60mph?

 

It’s what Simon Mignolet does nearly every day of the week, so who better to ask for an insight into a goalkeeper’s mindset than the Belgium international?

 

Fluent in five languages with a fancy for Belgian chocolate, the 28-year-old makes for fascinating company.

 

He tells us how he deals with the highs and lows of being a goalkeeper and having the bottle to leave the likes of Wayne Rooney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for dead with a cheeky Cruyff turn.

 

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For more tips see:

Joe Hart: Pre-match preparation

Joe Hart: How to make it pro

Joe Hart: Guide to all-round keeping excellence

Asmir Begovic: How to make it pro

Simon Mignolet's fitness regime and diet plan

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