How beautiful football is when it is always played; win or lose, the important thing is to play. When you win because you feel like the protagonist, when you lose because you have had the chance to fight on the pitch. However, when he is a substitute he feels helpless and nervous about not helping.
After 15 minutes they sent me to heat up. The audience behind me was cheering me on. They were excited about my arrival, and I was excited about showing that they hadn’t been wrong. After 10 minutes they sent me back to the bench. He was out of place. After 10 minutes to heat again. The game was being a runner, ideal for me. I was drooling imagining doing mischief on the right wing.
The swing did not stop until the end of the game. I did not go in, but in addition to being warmed up, I was hot from the tease. Then I learned that in England you warm up, even if you are not going to enter immediately. And the truth is that I liked it. He had always been a starter in my teams, and for the first time I tasted the bitter taste of the bench.
Over time I have learned some of the keys to being a good substitute. I applied them when I touched myself, but I wish you didn’t have to use them.
Keys to being a good substitute
They can only play starting eleven
It is difficult to assimilate that others play with a level similar to yours. Sometimes the choice of coach depends on some small detail or a hunch. But that’s life: you have to choose and choosing is equivalent to giving up things. In this case, the coach must leave many players out of the eleven, some do not even sit on the bench. It’s that hard. Not playing does not make you useless .
Train for you
Monday arrives and it’s time to train again. There is talk of the game but you have played 10 minutes, you have little desire to participate. You just have to train hard. And it doesn’t matter that you consider the coach to be a bastard, he doesn’t care about that. He is already thinking about the next game, and the only thing you can do is train to the best of your ability, without leaving anything behind. Let it be seen that you want to play. And if they don’t put you on Sunday, nothing happens, you train to be available the day you play. You train not to betray yourself, out of respect for your teammates. You train for yourself.
The one who plays in your position is your partner, not your rival.
It is hard to assume it but for you to play you must come out one and vice versa, that is why I recommend that you treat your teammates as you like them to treat you. Remember that when you are the owner, you are not because you have bitched someone, but because the coach has decided that way.
Don’t ask for explanations, ask for advice
I do not know anyone who plays knowing that he is not at his best level and asks the coach for explanations about why he does not play. That is a lack of respect towards the companions. What I do see well is asking the second coach what you can do to improve. I say the second coach because he is more accessible than the first coach. You may be systematically doing something wrong and that has brought you to the bench. Not all coaches go to the trouble of correcting every player. By asking questions, you show that you are interested in improving. Anything you tell the second coach will reach the ears of the first, so it is advisable not to crack believing that the second coach is your confidant. Like it or not, it is due to the coaching staff.
You have the right to be angry (and to be cool)
It is normal to get angry when things are not going well. What’s more, I think it is necessary to improve. Demanding yourself is essential in football when you want to progress, but it is also important to know how to transform anger into motivation. But the most important thing is that that anger stays on the pitch. Don’t walk her around the house. Those who love you don’t have to suffer your anger, or do you think they don’t get angry? So you have the way back home to relax, and if the mosquito stays in the shower, all the better.