So how can players cope with injuries, and deal with the pressures of a major football tournament? In this interview with Talk Sport [performance psychologist. / Sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni talks alongside England Manager, Gareth Southgate, on preparing players mentally for dealing with these two potential demons.
In injury, players may go through three stages, denial, distress and determined coping. A psychologist’s intervention may help the player best deal with the denial and distress phases and minimise their potential negative impact, helping achieve a speedier recovery and then go on to being mentally best prepared for thw tournament or new campaign