Mathieu Bodmer watches 50 football matches a week

Le Havre sporting director Mathieu Bodmer has revealed during an interview with L’Équipethat he watches 50 football matches a week in full. 

The interview was littered with interesting revelations about his devotion to the game. Former Paris Saint-Germain player Bodmer revealed that he sleeps at Le Havre’s stadium. “Absolutely [I sleep there]. We have a big room with Nicolas Douchez (goalkeeper coach) with a view of the pitch. In addition, the stadium is near the motorway. I do everything to optimise time as much as I can,” he said. 

He also revealed that he hasn’t taken any holiday in 18 months and that he lives off just five hours of sleep per night. He then made the shocking revelation of his football-watching habits. 

I watch about 50 full matches a week: Ligue 1, Ligue 2, National, U19s, U17s, N2, N3, English divisions, Italian divisions, Spanish divisions, and other championships depending on the profiles that we’re looking for. I also watch montages from matches played in Korea, Libya, or Panama. I practically watch football from day to night, especially since I don’t sleep much,” said Bodmer. 

Bodmer, who works as a pundit as well as his work with Le Havre, racked up over 400 Ligue 1 appearances, scoring 41 goals and registering 32 assists. The defensive midfielder played for many top club in France, including Lille, Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain, Saint-Étienne, and OGC Nice. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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