Arsene Wenger reckons that 90% of elite-level football is mental. If that’s the case, the only way to hack it at the top is to make yourself mentally impregnable.
Forget your home ground is a fortress: your own mind has to be a fortress, immune from criticism, dips in confidence and the efforts of the opposition.
“You can be friends off the pitch, but when you’re on the pitch want to win”
Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole tells FourFourTwo Performance.
Check out the video clicking the image above to find out his top tips on big-game preparation, coping with sledging and dealing with an early mistake.
By Clare Smith