3 things you have to do to become a professional football/soccer player
If you're not willing to do everything that's up to you to become a top world class football player, then this article is not for you!
First you have to really want to become a footballer, be your passion, train yourself like no one else does and rest. I want to write this article because I made some big mistakes in my football career that influenced my decision not to practice football professionally.
From my point of view, I'm gonna show you 3 things that you have to do if you want to become the world's top football player:
1. TARGET - Set where you want to go and you have to think it's possible to get there!
I think if you ask most of the top football players in the world, if they've seen what they have now, they'll tell you a big YES. The best example here, I find Cristiano Ronaldo, who said when he was little that he is the best in the world and that he will get the family everything they need, never to work again. He worked, practiced, and willed so much that the results came fully.
Visualization is very important in this process, because we create the future and as soon as we realize that all of our thoughts sooner or later become reality, we understand the power we have. So think positively about you always and do not listen to the inner voice, which often urges you to talk negatively about you. Unfortunately I made this mistake and I had a word that repeated endlessly in my head at all the matches when playing well "I can not, I played too well, I have to get something wrong until the end" and what do you think about, it will happen.
Now that I see things back, I realize that I was creating these situations because I was thinking negatively. When I thought I shoot from 30m and score a beautiful goal, i realized how strong the positive thinking was. Always think positive about yourself and create favorable play situations before the ball reaches you.
“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” Earl Nightingale
2. REPETITION and TRAINING - Exercise as much as possible the skills you dont master that good, until you can do it!
The repetition is the mother of learning, it was a word of my father who always kept telling me that I had to work to learn correctly a procedure (long pass, short pass, goal shot, free kicks). When you repeat a movement and manage to do it perfectly, for example a dribbling can be more dangerous than others who make 15 and refer here to a simple example, Messi. He has one of the simplest and most effective dribbles in the world, managing to overtake any opponent in the 1 to 1 duel.
His dribling is based on changing the direction in speed/standing in a very fast way, with a false lateral move to destabilize the opponent and then accelerating alongside his opponent, preferring not to waste time and to get off the opponent and to score.
As well as having a pass, Toni Kroos has a 96% success rate on the match, being one of the major pillars in the middle of Real Madrid. So decide what you want to be your best skill.
3. Rest and Nutrition - After each workout you have to give the body the nutrients and vitamins lost, as well as the recovery time to be at the maximum!
I am of the opinion that you can tackle tactics 80% healthy eating and 20% for your cravings (what will be more like pizza,burgers). From the point of view of sleeping hours, specialized studies are recommended for footballers between 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
You must have regular meals that contain:
⦁ Carbohydrates for energy and body fuel;
⦁ Proteins for muscle recovery and growth;
⦁ Fruit for vitamins, minerals and fibers all so necessary for footballers;
⦁ The water that is most important to avoid dehydration and helps you get better performance.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.” - Eric Thomas
By Ciprian Stoica