José Mourinho is XTB‘s Brand Ambassador.
“We don’t let outside influences affect what we do inside, pressure is always there in football, so we focus on the basics and our preparation, and we keep the environment fun but committed and professional.
“For me, every game has pressure because they all mean different things. There is pressure with a derby, a semi-final to make the final, a final to win the trophy, and three points to progress up the table and not lose your position.
“The best way to keep the pressure away is to prepare with consistency and also in normal conditions, so the players don’t feel anything different.”
“It comes down to preparation,” he said. “It’s important to always be prepared for all eventualities, because, in this way, you can adapt to pressure moments by relying on your preparation and your repetition.
“Once the whistle goes, I am only focused on the match and the moment. I don’t think about me or my emotions; I think about what is in front of me and what we need to do to adapt to what is happening.
“When making big decisions, I make sure I have all the information I need to hand. This is the top ‘tactic’ because it is impossible to make any decisions without knowing all the details and taking time to understand them.”