Monday, November 1, 2010
Never as good as it seems...never as bad as it seems
That was the quote most commonly uttered by former Duke University head soccer coach John Rennie after a Blue Devils loss - his feelings were that you are never doing as well as you think you are when you win...and never doing as poorly as you think when you lose. He believed in really trying to stay at an even keel so as not to let your emotions get the best out of your focus on your next opponent.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson seems to be from a similar school of thought, as he referenced in an interview with Andy Hunter of the Guardian.
Two league wins have alleviated the pressure on Hodgson. "We are in a world of euphoria or tragedy," he said. "You are either euphoric because you have a victory or tragic because you have a defeat. You try to steer an even keel through those situations but the truth is you can't. You can't stop yourself being too optimistic when you are winning and you cannot stop yourself being a bit depressed and negative when you are losing. That is the nature of the business."
Posted by Mike Jacobs at 11:34 AM