Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has come out to he wants to hit even greater heights in football.VVD recently revealed that he has been using tennis legend, Roger Federer as a source of inspiration.
According to him, people say he makes defending look really easy on the pitch, but every game is actually very tough for him.
The Holland CB added that he wants the mental ability Federer has to always be confident in his own ability.
His words, “Some people suggest I make the game look easy, but trust me, every game is very tough.”
“We play against world-class strikers, very physical strikers, and never am I thinking, ‘This is easy.’ Maybe though, I want my opponent to think I am.”
“Look at Roger Federer. If you see him play tennis, you think he doesn’t sweat. Mentally, that must be so tough for his opponent, who will think he’s not trying.”
“Sometimes I think like that. Try to get into the head of the opponent, not by talking to him, not by kicking him, but trying to make him think that if he is going to play well or score today, he’s going to have to step up.”
“Yes, you have to be confident in your own ability, otherwise people will walk all over you. There are other ways to win games; you don’t have to kick or curse people out.”
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