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Lookman on Atalanta success: Faith and diet

Ademola Lookman says getting more professional off the pitch has been key to his success with Atalanta.

The former Everton and Leicester City winger has been a revelation for the Viola this season.

He told The Times: "(It's) Mentality, preparation.

“My routine is a lot different to what it was. Everything's focused on helping me perform. I watch interviews with people who are doing well in life like Jay-Z, someone at the top of the world who I can learn from. Jay-Z has come from basically nothing and is now a billionaire. That takes more than desire and guts, it takes execution and a plan, direction and confidence.

“I've started eating a lot of plain foods like white pasta, like more fish. That's my diet. No sauce. Some vegetables. Sleep's very important, trying to get in eight hours.

“After games, I'll do recovery, maybe going into the cryochamber, doing some upper body [work], some stretching. As long as I'm doing everything I can in my power, and not cutting corners, the rest is up to God. Faith gives me that extra bit of hope and confidence."



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