I work every day to become a better player on and off the field, not only working on improving my physical ability but my mental capacity to play at a collegiate level of soccer. As well as that, I pride myself on my motivation to study and learn in hopes of studying for a Sports Science degree. Some values that I prize myself on are; equality, discipline, and respect. I believe that every player on the team, no matter their ability, should be treated equally, and with respect. In contrast, discipline is an important quality as it teaches an athlete the value of hard work.
Jose Mourinho. His style of coaching is influenced by the psychological side of his players, as well as physical. His motivation to get the best out of his team is something that I think is important in a coach and inspires their players to want to do the same. I would ask him “If there is one thing that I could be doing differently each day to help reach a professional level in football, what would it be?”
I would shadow Katja Snoeijs.
To help myself when I'm under pressure, I've learned to be okay with mistakes and failure – learning from them when necessary. I also try and focus on each step of the process and look at the bigger picture.