SPORTS PERFORMANCE

A Path to a Better You

In this first episode of The Path to a Better You, Rudy Gestede discusses sports psychology with Tom.

BY JOHN DOWNES
Staff Writer
Wednesday 6 June 2018

After several months of rehab due to an ankle injury, Rudy was unable to play for Middlesbrough F.C.  This had definitely affected him in many ways.

Not being able to perform is quite frustrating, and remaining mentally strong is not always easy.  So what is the influence of sports psychology in football?  Also, most importantly, how can players benefit from psychological development?

Find out by watching the video above.

 

More About Rudy

Rudy Gestede

Rudy Gestede

Professional Footballer

Rudy Gestede is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for EFL Championship club Middlesbrough.  He also plays a national level for the Benin national team.

After coming through the youth ranks at Metz, Gestede spent a year on loan gaining experience with Cannes. He scored four goals in 22 appearances there, before returning to Metz in 2010.  In the summer of 2011, he joined Cardiff City, where he helped the club to secure promotion to the Premier League.  In January 2014, he made a permanent transfer to Blackburn and established himself in the first team.  During his time there he formed a prolific partnership with Jordan Rhodes in attack.

Rudy played internationally for France at under-19 level before switching international allegiance to Benin.

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