Soccer

Ronaldo’s Recipe for Success

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Manchester United’s head of performance, Tony Strudwick, reveals to FourFourTwo the extra training sessions which has made Cristiano Ronaldo one of the game’s greatest players. Was he always asking questions, was he like a student? “Yes, I think coachability and asking the right questions is what makes a great athlete, and Cristiano certainly had that. […]

Ronaldo’s Training Ground Secrets

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Everybody knows that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s most talented athletes. But most underestimate his determination and relentless hard-working nature. Manchester United’s Head of Performance Tony Strudwick saw this first hand when worked with Ronaldo Strudwick reveals to FourFourTwo some of his own experiences with him. Tony, what made Cristiano such a special athlete? […]

Vincent Kompany: Lead your team to victory

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Manchester City and Belgium’s super-skipper, Vincent Kompany has been a big of part of every trophy win since joining the Citizens in 2008 and has led his team by example since becoming club captain in 2011. Kompany talks to FourFourTwo about being the fire and the ice at times. Set an example “Leading by example […]

Vincent Kompany: Believe in your leadership

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10-years at an ever changing, ever improving Manchester City club, one thing has remained consistent and that is their Belgian captain! Vincent Kompany gives FourFourTwo some advice on how to lead your team to success and the role of a captain that is often overlooked. Stay true to yourself “I didn’t become captain when I […]

Aymeric Laporte: 7 rules for the modern defender

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Manchester City’s ball-playing centre-back Aymeric Laporte tells FourFourTwo the 7 rules you must obey to be a centre-back in a passing system. Learn to love the ball The centre-back’s role has changed  “My positon’s most important evolution has been in the sense of being more than a defender. A big part of my game is […]

Roberto Carlos: Play like a Brazilian full-back

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Be your team’s most feared attacking threat with guidance from the Real Madrid and Selecao legend. Surprise the opposition “There are advantages and disadvantages for a team who play with full-backs like me. You can surprise the opposition by attacking at speed, and provide more opportunities for final balls that result in goals. The danger […]

Dele Alli: How I studied Gerrard

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Dele Alli grew up idolising Steven Gerrard – he talks to FourFourTwo about the influence he’s had on his style and why he loves big games and big tackles. Steven Gerrard was one of your heroes – what did you admire about his game? He was one of the best midfielders in the world when […]