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Greatest footballers’ secrets to success

It’s great to be born with natural talent but some footballers really worked hard to be where they are today. Let’s find out how much effort was put in by some of the best footballers in the world on their way to the top.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Considered as one of the greatest footballers to have ever graced the beautiful game, Ronaldo’s success didn’t come overnight. When he was playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world; Manchester United, René Meulensteen, who was the team’s coach at that time recalled;

“That season we won the Champions League, in the beginning, Ronaldo was suspended for three games [after being sent off at Portsmouth], so I stayed behind to work with him. I knew what Ronaldo wanted. He wanted to be the best player in the world. I told him: ‘I can help you with that’. We worked on positions, which zone he was in..If you look back to the season, he was tremendous. He scored 42 goals. Look back to the 2008 Champions League final: he scored the header”

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Lionel Messi

Even great footballers feel like giving up at times. Messi even announced his international retirement out of disappointment because he missed a penalty in a shootout against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final. But after receiving support from family, friends, coaches and fans, he decided to come back.

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Wayne Rooney

Do you know that Rooney was supposed to take a break from football before joining the 2014 World Cup training camp, instead he took his trainers to a week of training in Portugal? #determination

Credit: Express.co.uk

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

We are just going to let his Instagram post’s do the talking.

Credit: Ibrahimovic’s Instagram

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