“You never know who is watching. That man over there might be someone’s dad BUT it might be the scout for Real Madrid!”
Well, for Ollie (pictured left), it was true! Ollie joined one of my first coaching sessions in Spain when he was 6. He was 7 when the picture was taken on a coaching trip to Chelsea FC. The following year he joined me when we went to AC Milan. He has played for CD Javea since he he was seven.
Ollie is now 13 and, over the last couple of weeks, he has been playing and training in Kelme in front of scouts from professional clubs in Spain. He has been offered a place at Valencia already and the scout from Real Madrid has asked to see him specifically.
SO LADS…always behave well, always listen to your coach and always do your best because you never know who is watching…it might be the coach of Real Madrid”