"He would come to your room the night before a game and spend almost 15 minutes just chatting. And then he would just remind you of a goal you scored, maybe an overhead kick, and take you through it saying, 'That was unbelievable!'
"And then he would say, 'Tomorrow you are going to score an even better goal than that!' And you would be like, 'Nah, coach, that was a one-off'. And then he would say something like, 'Just watch, believe you me, tomorrow you will score a cracking goal better than you ever scored before!'
"And then you sleep on it and think what this guy just said to you and you think, 'Maybe I am going to score a better goal? And now I want to score a spectacular goal[. Then you go out and hit shots from everywhere and then when it does come you think, 'Wow!'
"He was unreal at getting players psyched up. You never used to care who you were playing. You just thought, 'Today is my day and I'm going to shine because my manager told me I'm above every player he coached before'."
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