Imagine what it must be like for the players.
Nerves. Fear. Expectation from themselves, manager, teammates, fans…family and friends watching on. Never mind the millions tuning in to tv and radio.
I find it fascinating
Mike Tyson listened to Sam Cooke before a fight.
His challenger would be in the ring getting ready for the fight of his life, and he’d be in the changing room listening to a change is gonna come.
Tyson said he’d fear his opponents before a fight…even dreamt of losing…but as ‘I approached the ring I get more confident. Once I’m in the ring I’m a god. No one can beat me’
Nearest I heard to that was from Jack McC…’when we cross that white line we’re going to kill you’.
Maybe that’s why he looked so animated getting off the team bus.