Reds ace refreshingly open about poor run of form and how he fixed it.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has spoken at great length and honesty about his poor form for the club this season and how he turned it around, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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The Belgian shot-stopper was dropped by Brendan Rodgers after a series of individual errors and unconvincing displays, but is now back in the team and showing huge improvement after five clean sheets in his last eight appearances.
Mignolet now admits he was playing badly and over-thinking things before, but explained how his fiancee spoke to him about changing his approach to the game.
“I was having dinner with my missus and she said to me: ‘Simon, are you sometimes over-thinking stuff?’ She comes to every game. We’ve been together since before I was a footballer and she knows my character better than anyone.
“I was thinking, ‘you could do this, you could do that’, and was trying to find the right player to pass to, basically thinking too much and losing time because of it rather than playing my natural game.
“Maybe I am over the top in that sense. It’s how I have been brought up. I have always tended to over-think things. That’s good in certain moments and if you look back to my disciplinary record that’s really good because I make no stupid decisions out on the pitch, so it goes both ways, but it’s not always possible – especially as a goalkeeper. When you are closed down, you have to make a decision in a split second. Sometimes it is better to make the wrong one rather than wait and see what’s happening.”