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PRIDE Soccer Training – Episode 11 – Gheorghe Hagi Part 1

Hello and thank you for joining us this is the pride of Tulsa soccer training podcast and we are Tulsa’s only soccer training podcast and this park guest is brought to you by pride. Soccer training pride soccer training is Tulsa’s number one program for personal soccer training and soccer player development in this part of cast. Soccer trainer and coach O’Neil Bente who is the founder and the CEO of pride soccer training is going to share wisdom insight and proven strategies for success both on and off the pitch. Pride of Tulsa soccer training mission is simple. Their goal is to help soccer players systematically grow and progressively develop in both character and skill pride of Tulsa soccer training helps players achieve their personal goals so that they can win both on the pitch and in everyday life. This is Episode 11 the Maira Donna of the Carpathian Georgie Hodgy. Hey ONeal How are you doing. Doing well. How about you. Doing great. We just had a good meal together. You got some good food down on the River Walk at Los Cabos. And now we are here to talk about your all time. These are number one right. That’s right. Number one I remember his nickname is geekier. Is that right. Or do you think Jika squeaker. Gee I see your homeboy Georgie Hodgy. What do you got for us to share on this player profile today.

I just have to say this. Do I love him. All right. I just really love this player. So I just want to give a little background on how I found out about him because my dad and I would we would tape all the World Cup games on VHS cassettes. I don’t know if you guys remember those.

You still have those VHS cassettes too they’re stacked up in your closet. Yes.

I refuse to part with them until I have moved them over to DVD and digital. So anyway I was 16 I was looking for a player after the 1994 World Cup to try to emulate try to learn off of. And I went through all my tapes I was just going through and I remembered oh what about Giorgi Hodgy. So I started to look for his games in the 1994 World Cup because I knew he was a wonderful player and he scored some magnificent goals. I was like you know let me look at him his left footed and I just I started to love how he played. And so I went back and found some 1990 footage that we had of him and I just followed him for several years until he retired.

So what I love about this because I didn’t know how you came to love him so much I just know when I came into your life it on the scene you were like a Hodgy fanatic and it just was this deep respect and love that had always been there. But I love that you said you were looking for someone to emulate and to learn from and to admire. Is that something that you would encourage like soccer players maybe you’re working with someone right now you know and they you know Google Tulsa soccer training and you know pride popped up and they’re working with you. Would you encourage young people or players today to look for someone and emulate them. And if you would or wouldn’t elaborate on why you know maybe what they should look for if you think it’s a good idea.

Yeah I think it’s very important to have someone that is better than you to look up and up to and learn from. I used to do it with players on my soccer team and I would copy some of the things that they would do and learn from them and then when I felt like I’d gotten that I would go to the next player that I thought was good and I’d be oh I need to grab that from him. How do I do that. And so I would learn from them each player and then eventually I got to the point you know I even had local semi-pro and professional players that I love to watch and learn from and in coaches so eventually I had to find someone that was even better than those players. And I think it’s very important that when you do find someone that they have good qualities that they have a work ethic that they have technical and tactical ability that they have imagination and that they are a leader like they can lead their team when the tough times come in and when you know things are going well they still play at a high standard. So it’s very important to have and thank you for that.

I wanted to ask you when you were looking back at your VHS tapes you said you remembered you saw Romania and you remember to Hodgy what made him stand out to you. Do you remember what it was about him that kind of brought him to the forefront for you. What was it about him.

I like the fact that at the world stage the world’s biggest tournament the World Cup that he performed at a very high level like he led his team he was a team captain and he led his team to victory through the way he played. And I loved how he dribbled. He could dribble and take people on very well. And you know that’s a big part of my game. And I also liked how he could shoot well heck his technical ability was astounding. And you know one of the goals for and for instance I think it was about 25 to 30 yards out he hit a ball off of the left side against Colombia and it basically didn’t even spin. It was like a knuckle ball and it dropped upper 90 far post on the goalkeeper he couldn’t do anything about it. So he looks up and he’s 25 30 yards out and chips and hits the ball over the goalie. So when I saw him do that and I saw him you know how he played. He had a look to me it was a little flashy too. I liked his style. You know his swagger so I thought man this might be the guy for me that’s great Tulsa Soccer Training.

I think something that you said there it really stood out was that dribbling you noticed him dribbling and taking people on and that was a huge part of your game as well and still is. And so I like I kind of hear you saying Look for someone who has similar strengths as you because that can help you maybe improve in a way where you’re already gifted. But then also it’s going to challenge you in other ways. Would you agree with that totally.

I totally agree with that.

OK what else do you like about hockey.

I really enjoy the fact that he’s left footed. I mean that was my first go find someone love for the next thing is I like shorter players because they seem to have to think and be more creative in my opinion. A lot of times than the bigger players because they don’t have to depend on their physical abilities. So he’s crafty. That’s another thing I like about him he’s got to drive that determination to get past anything at all costs at all odds. And he’s he’s very skillful. He’s got superb technique on a scale from like you know one to 10 I would say he’s a 9.5. Wow. And his vision his imagination his confidence and his ability to lead and he was a no nonsense type of guy you know. And he’s somewhat moody. So you would go in there and sometimes you would be you know you know angry and lead his team. You got to do better and other times he was more quiet and he would still lead you know that game by what he did so well definitely when he’s talking about his personality and you know and his no nonsense kind of attitude.

Isn’t it interesting with all the player profiles that we’ve done so far I think the first thing we did it was Diego mayor Donna who is very you know flamboyant and demonstrative and then we did David back. How was his personality how would you describe his expression of himself what is what is his personality like Ooh.

It depends on the day. Sometimes I mean some days he could have like a ferocity to him and other days he had a calmness like at his best. I saw him play well when he got frustrated. I think one time Roberto Carlos knocked him and he got upset with him and he proceeded to do a move on Roberto Carlos that I’ve never seen anybody do or even in a way humiliate him in the move that he did. So it was pretty amazing to see that Tulsa Soccer Training.

Yeah I think we all kind of respawn. Well we all don’t have to. But I think the goal is when that pressure is on is to kind of respond in a different way. But I guess like what does his personality say more.

David Beckham seem more like charismatic to me more of like oh I’m sorry I thought you were a yes for David Beckham. David Beckham is was more like just hard working steady. I think his his temperament he was is very balanced in my opinion is how David Beckham was nice.

Tulsa Soccer Training So I think if you’re listening if you’re a player if you’re a parent there’s something I learned from everyone would you say like her godless if they’re demonstrative and flashy like Diego Maradona maybe they’re more you know charismatic like maybe a David Beckham or maybe they’re more intense and moody maybe like you know a Hodgy But what would you say to that to like parents or a soccer player who’s listening.

Yeah it takes all personality types. Every single one. I mean just like people we have different types of leaders that lead us everyday. So we can learn from them all.

That’s good. I know there’s so much more that you have to say about the mere Dontae of the Carpathian Georgie Hajee and so we will come back in discussing more in our next podcast. To our listeners we want to thank you so much for joining us. Again we are told Tulsa’s only soccer training podcast. Pride of Tulsa soccer training has a unique purpose and that is to develop every soccer player so that they can be technically sound and a strong yet creative force on the pitch. If you would like to learn more about pride of Tulsa soccer training please look us up online. Our Web site is pride. Tulsa dot com. Again our Web site is pride. Tulsa dot com. You can also give us a call today. We would love to talk with you. Our number is 9 1 8 7 0 9 0 9 8 3. Again that’s 9 1 8 7 0 9 0 9 8 3. Give us a call look us up online at Pride of Tulsa soccer training. We teach both character and skill and we can definitely get results for your child if they are willing to do the work. Thank you for joining us and we will see you next time