Register Login Scores

Doc: Every Coach Loves A Player Who Feels He Is Ready To Encounter Anything

On many occasions, we have heard about players lacking confidence in themselves when faced with certain situations on the field, while sometimes coaches face the same fate as they try to keep a squad together.  

This week, SportPesa ambassador, Doctor Khumalo choose to get involved on the topic of confidence and how important it is to have confidence growing on the football front. 

Check out Doc Khumalo’s SportPesa Betting tips for this week

“What do you mean when you talk about confidence in football? A player confidence, a coach confidence or a supporter confidence? Confidence is a feeling you have that you’re ready to face whatever comes your way. 

“When I look at a situation, which is something I went through as a player, coach or the technical director, having observed a lot of things around the football fraternity whether it is local or international, I must say confidence plays a major role in your results. 

“From a distance, you can easily tell that a certain team is going to win just by looking at their body language. Every coach loves a player who feels he is ready to encounter anything. When we talk local football, from the elite league to the amateur level, are our players only confident when they come up against so-called bigger teams?

“Do they only save their confidence for ‘bigger occasions’ and have no confidence or consistency when they come up against ‘smaller’ teams? The confidence fuels the intensity and how the team performs. 

“For example, a team that will play against one of the big five teams and go on to win, does winning that game mean their season is over and they’ve achieved everything they’d set out to achieve? Certainly not because one game doesn’t make the whole season.”

To read Doctor’s previous column click here

Khumalo continues to chat on the topic in the SportPesa Clubhouse column in Soccer Laduma, issue 1094. Be sure to check it out and read about what he had to say on the match between Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs!

Listen to the latest Doctor Khumalo Podcast now

Get off the bench and score. Click here to register 

 

nextarticle

Dates, Venues & Times Confirmed, As Chiefs, Bucs, Downs & Co V...

comments

Top 5

Bafana Starting XI For AFCON Opener Confirmed

146 Jun 24, 2019 01:42 PM in AFCON 2019

Neymar Drops Barca Bombshell

28 Jun 19, 2019 10:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chippa Land Big Signing!

10 Jun 24, 2019 01:37 PM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid Real Stars After Hazard Signing

13 Jun 10, 2019 07:15 PM in Real Madrid

Breaking: Pirates Announce French Goalkeeper Signing

73 Jun 24, 2019 12:44 PM in Orlando Pirates

AFCON Heartbreak XI: Dolly, Katsande, Khune & Co.

7 Jun 23, 2019 03:58 PM in AFCON 2019

Gallery: Six AFCON Stadiums Confirmed

14 Jun 23, 2019 04:04 PM in AFCON 2019

Check Out Doctor Khumalo’s New R800k Sports Car

6 Jun 20, 2019 01:16 PM in Fan Park

Bucs Confirm Exits, Soweto Derby Line-Up In Spotlight

16 Jun 20, 2019 11:31 AM in Carling Black Label 2019

UEFA Announce UCL Squad Of The Season, Snub Salah & Mbappe

6 Jun 03, 2019 09:19 PM in UEFA Champions League

Pirates And Chiefs Supporters React To CBL Return

16 Jun 19, 2019 06:12 PM in Carling Black Label 2019

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Chiefs Make Move For Ghana Midfielder?

41 Jun 19, 2019 04:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs