Video: Down at the park – What does it take to become a football pro?
Every Saturday teams of kids head to Islington’s parks to play football but only a handful, if any, will ever seriously aspire to a professional career in football. What hope for those who do want to play in the Emirates Stadium one day?
In this video, Claudia Romeo talks to former Galatasaray player Emre Aydemir and mental coach Jamie Edwards about what is needed to go pro. She was surprised to discover that success is not just about natural talent but can also depend on what happens off-pitch.