A little bit of extra confidence can go a long way for any footballer, but it can also help a bit to know when to put it all on the line.
Here are some tips to help you become a bit less of a pushover, and get the job done.1.
Don’t let a big goal scare you, it’s ok to miss itWhen a goal is in the bag, don’t be afraid to let it get away.
A good example is the goal that saw Leicester City’s David Nugent equalise for a 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
The game was at 0-0 and the referee had not awarded a penalty, so it was too late.
In such cases, you can put all your chips on the table and see if you can get it right.
If the ball goes wide, you don’t need to panic.
But if the ball is clear and in your own half, the chances are there to win it.2.
Don, don, don´t put yourself in the best position to win the ball2.
Get back on track when you need to.
It can be tempting to just sit back and take it from there, but in truth it’s better to be proactive and get back on the pitch in the next phase of a match.
When you play in a higher position, you need the ball more, and it’s easier to score if you get it back quickly.3.
Know your defensive strengths and weaknessesWhen a defender is in great form, it can be hard to know if they are a good enough player to play at their best.
In the case of Eric Bailly, this was a case of both.
The centre-back has become a major weapon for his side in recent weeks, and his form has been superb.
When he is in his best form, he is often able to keep the ball out of the back, which is a vital attribute for a centre-half.
Bailly is a player who, like many others, can take the ball and run at defenders when they are at their weakest, but there are times when he is also able to go wide to open up space for others.4.
Understand when you have to do something4.
Be patientWhen you are chasing a goal, it will be easier to give up than to try to win back the ball.
In this situation, you might be tempted to play it back, or go for a tackle, but the danger is that it will take longer than you expect.
As long as you are patient and play your ball in the right areas, you should be able to win.5.
Know where to put yourself5.
Get up and down the pitch to win you the ballIf you’re a goal-scorer and you know when it’s the perfect time to try something, then you’ll know when you are doing it right and when you should let it go.
If you aren’t, then it’s time to take a step back and try again.6.
Be honest with yourselfWhen you have an injury, the best thing to do is to tell yourself that you’re not in any danger of breaking down, and that you have no idea how bad it is.
That way you can be sure to recover, and avoid the embarrassment of a media backlash.7.
Know when to be honest about your injuriesWhen you know that you are going to need surgery and surgery is likely to mean a long time in the hospital, you will want to make sure you are in good shape for that.
That means that you need a lot of support.
That is where the truth comes in, so make sure that you know how much you can take, and when to give it up.8.
Learn to be positiveWhen you play football, you want to take chances, and if you are injured, you’ll be looking for them.
As a result, you won’t be thinking of yourself or your team as you play.
That can be a big mistake.
There is no point in saying you are not happy with yourself, as that’s not going to help.
Instead, focus on how you can improve and how you are helping the team.9.
Know what you need and don’t give up on itWhen you’ve got a knock on the door and it doesn’t work out, it won’t matter if it was just a bad day at the office or a serious injury, you are probably going to have to take it on the chin.
However, you shouldn’t give it away.
If it happens again, take it seriously and take the time to put in the work that will make it better.
There are plenty of people who have broken their bones, and there are plenty more who have not had the opportunity to improve.
When it does happen, it should not be an issue.
You will get through it, and you will be stronger for it.10.
Find the right support when you’re injured9.
Get in the zone when you