Manchester City forward, Riyad Mahrez has come out to say that Rafael Nadal inspires him. He recently revealed that he considers the Tennis star a reason to stay hungry for success.
According to him, professionals like Nadal are role models, and he really helps him strive to surpass his old achievements on the pitch.
Mahrez added that Rafael keeps challenging himself to win even when he is injured.
His words, “It’s like Rafael Nadal,”
“Once, he’d won 11 times at [home of the French Open] Roland Garros – and he was losing in the final of another tournament [in 2019].”
“He said he heard a voice in his head saying “it’s okay Rafa, you’ve already won 11″. But no, he continues, even injured. He pushes and he wins.”
“Those are the real champions. When you win, you have to win again or we’ll say we’re over. You have to surpass yourself all the time.”
“Football is a constant challenge,”
“We saw it with Mbappe. He won the World Cup three years ago. Then he missed a penalty. Everyone has fallen on him.”
“Everything you did yesterday, they don’t care, it is in the past. You have to look ahead. When you win, next year you have to come back and try to win again. This is the right mindset. and those who have are very successful.”
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