Åge Hareide (66) gets a little fired up when he states how extremely much is required of young players to succeed.
– To become a top football player, you have to go into a bubble and say that “I am leaving this world, I will become a top player”, says the Rosenborg coach in the podcast “Technical Zone with Åge Hareide”, where he is in dialogue with his son Bendik Hareide on various football topics.
– And then you leave a world all other friends are in. You can just forget about it. If you want to be good, you have to sleep, eat and live accordingly – what people do not always manage, Hareide continues.
The RBK coach must endure strong criticism from Eurosport expert:
Hareide is passionately engaged when he talks about the extra work that must be done by young players. Technically, tactically, physically and mentally.
– You can not play one good match, and then people shout that you should be on the national team. You have to be good over time, and then you have to build on. You can lift yourself up to a certain level, but then you have to defend the position you get. That step is often hard to take, Hareide believes.
– The best take the next step, but not everyone does. Some flatten out, and some actually go down, he adds.
Rosenborg’s 19-year-old winger Emil Ceide has been given a lot of playing time so far this year, and is beginning to understand what top football is all about. He is only moved by Hareide’s “must leave this world” quote.
– I love playing football. This is what I want to do, says Ceide to VG.
He does not feel that he is sacrificing anything.
– It feels natural. I think I have to rest and get ready, says the RBK wing, who is not afraid of “the next step”.
– I’m just looking forward. I will produce more goal points and show that I belong to this level.