The sun in your eyes,The stars in your sky,The water in your lungs source TalkFootball article My career is my passion, and I’ve always wanted to make football more interesting for people like me, writes Joe Edwards.
He’s a presenter on BBC Radio 5 live’s Football Focus.
Here, he shares his take on the different ways people who love football can make it more interesting.
What’s the difference between a great footballer and a great coach?
I think a great manager is someone who has been around the game for a long time, who knows what they’re doing and is good at it, so they can get on with it and be successful.
A great coach is someone that has been in the game a while, knows what he’s doing, knows their job and how to do it, and they can give the best advice.
It’s the same with a great player, and that is a great teacher, someone that you can trust and who knows how to teach you.
But in the end, they also have to have the ability to coach a team, and the only way to do that is to have a good coaching staff.
How do you train for a great game?
I train with a few of my players, but I also train with myself every day, so I have to do a lot of it.
The first thing I do is go and sit in the tunnel and watch a film of a match.
I look at it and think: “Oh, that’s fantastic”.
Then I work out, and then I do some stretching and I get back into shape, and everything goes from there.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You’ve got to go out there and play for your country.
That’s what I always tell my players.
The people who get on and play in the Premier League have got to know that, too.
And then when you go out and do well for your team, you can take pride in yourself.
What do you think makes a great football manager?
I guess the main thing I look for in a manager is experience.
You have to be able to speak English, know the rules, know what to expect and what not to expect, so you can see what you need to do to win games.
But then you also have experience.
A good manager is somebody who has got to be very experienced in the position he’s taking on.
How can you improve as a player?
I don’t think I’ve changed a lot since I was 18 years old, just having been playing at that level for a while.
I still have the same strengths and weaknesses as I did when I was younger.
I do feel I’m still learning the game and improving, and there are some things I still need to work on.
What does your manager need to know?
He needs to be a good communicator and a good motivator.
He needs someone who can put a plan together.
He also needs someone that knows what you want from the game.
The manager has to have his eyes on the ball, and if he’s going to get the best out of you, he needs to put the ball in the right position.
The coach also has to know how to win the game, and he’s got to understand when to play in his own half and when to run into the box and where to be.
You also need someone who will help you with the tactics and to set the tone for the game to make sure you play your best.
What makes a good coach?
They need to be someone who knows their role and who can understand the whole club.
The club has to be in the same league as them, and to be part of it, you need a good manager, too, says Joe.
You need to have people in the club that understand the game so that they can understand your role and what you’re looking for.
What was the best moment of your career so far?
That’s a tough one.
It was probably the day I was injured at the start of the year.
I’d been training in training, so that was my day off.
When I went out on the training field that day, I was hurt, but thankfully I was fit enough to play.
It felt like the most natural thing in the world for me to be back out there.
But I was also a bit sad.
I thought: “Why is this happening?
Why am I not playing?
Why can’t I play?”
So I decided to just go and see my friends and get back in the groove.
I was playing in my favourite game in the whole world that day and it was a fantastic feeling.
When the injury happened, I didn’t know what the reaction was going to be, but when I got back out on that field I felt great, and so I went back out and started playing again.
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