Speaking at a 2-hour charity Q&A event at the Olympia music hall in Paris, Arsène Wenger discussed how to deal with stress as a professional footballer.
“Being professional, is about performing well under stress. Without confidence. When I hear a player explain bad results because of a lack of confidence, I do not accept that. That is when you spot the great players from amongst their other colleagues. Imagine if you will, if you are a heart surgeon, the surgeon comes into the operating room and says: “I am not feeling that confident at the moment but I am going to do my best.” Do you hear that sort of discourse? No.”