Sports is 100% mental

Sports is 100% mental

In the world of sport one of the main clichés is that “90 % of the performance comes from the mental component”. The major contradiction behind this statement is the fact that 90 % of the coaches and athletes devote almost all of their time working on the physical, technical and tactical components of the…

Penalty: The fall of a myth

Penalty: The fall of a myth

Penalty is in football the supreme fault and, in some cases, decisive action of victories and defeats. In this action in which the goalkeeper only has 0.4 seconds to react, the chance of success is of the kicker and not so much of who defends it. Often the term “lottery” is associated with the marking…

How to deal with defeat?

How to deal with defeat?

There are several stories that show us that after a great defeat can come a great victory. I remember the words of Jerzy Dudek, Polish goalkeeper who was part of the Real Madrid squad in the first season when José Mourinho trained the club (2010/11). In his book “Under Pressure” he shares the message of…