Roy Hogdson, the manager of the England Football team, has asked Sir David Brailsford to give the team an “inspirational speech” ahead of the World Cup that will be played this summer in Brazil.
Sir David Brailsford, the performance director of British Cycling and General Manager of Team Sky, has been asked by the England Football team manager to give the England Football team an inspirational talk that should supposedly give more confidence to the players.
Hodgson has decided to choose Sir David Brailsford because of the success he has had with both British Cycling and Team Sky.
Since being appointed performance director of British Cycling in 2002, the GB teams have brought home around 30 Olympic medals and countless World Championships (of which many on the track), with the highlight being Mark Cavendish’s’ victory in the road worlds in 2011.
As General Manager for Team Sky since 2010, he guided Bradley Wiggins (2012) and Chris Froome (2013) in their Tour victories. Bradley Wiggins was the first British rider to conquer the “Grand Boucle”.
The speech is going to take place before England’s pre-World cup friendly match with Peru on the 30th of May in England’s football team headquarters: St. George’s Park.
Roy Hogdson told the Guardian: “We hope Dave Brailsford is going to come and speak to us and we're looking forward to that. He's made a commitment that he's going to come and speak to us about his experiences in that period of time before we play Peru in May.”
He is also hoping that Bailsford’s ‘Midas touch’ may be passed onto his player: “He's prepared a team of British cyclists to win gold medals and he may be able to give the players a feel for how he's done that.”
Image: cortance is often forgotten. Since it is a unique and important event and there is only one chance to win it, Hogdson later added how there is a lot of regret if you don’t try your best.
That is also why Hogdson knows how “the world's full of players who reflect back on tournaments they've had thinking they wish they had given a bit more, or concentrated a bit more. I wish I'd known then what I know now. That's maybe what Brailsford will speak about before we play Peru at Wembley.”