Visualize, Then Do

You've got to think three or four passes where the ball is going to come to down the line. And I think the very best footballers; they're able to see that before ... Much quicker than a lot of other footballers.

I don't know if you'd call it visualizing or dreaming, but I've always done it, my whole life.

- Wayne Rooney

(Source: Goal.com, Rooney: I see myself scoring goals the night before a game)

And...

I don't know where it comes from but I get a mental image and that's always enough to convince me.

- Pep Guardiola

(Source: The Book, Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World [Kindle Edition])

Two of the greatest minds in football / soccer visualize themselves in the next game before even stepping on the pitch.

 

Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World [Kindle Edition]

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