How to manage defeat?

In a soccer game many different situations can occur, taking into account the result, it can be won, lost or tied. In this case we are going to talk about defeat and learn to manage it.
Starting from the base, that nobody likes to lose when these situations occur, it is necessary to take these points into account in order to manage it in the best possible way.

Change the way you see defeat

It is important that you familiarize yourself with the different results that can occur in the matches, and you must change the perception of these.

In case of defeat, you should not focus on the fact that you have and get into a loop of frustration, and feel that we have wasted our time and effort during the match and training.

In these games you have to focus on getting the positive points that have been made in this match and thus see how to improve and make the team progress.

Manage your emotions

The management of emotions is an essential process to be able to accept defeats. The ideal is to have the ability to recognize the negative emotions that arise when we have lost, frustration, helplessness, anger, etc. This serves to limit the power they have on us.

Once you recognize the emotions you must accept that they are the product of defeat and prevent them from dominating you. Understand that they are temporary emotions and that the sooner you turn the page, the sooner you will be able to see where you need to improve.

Know how to correct our players

Knowing how to correct our players after a defeat, it is very important to know how and when to say it.

In these situations you have to be tactful when talking to your players, because after a loss, they can feel frustrated and a comment that makes them feel bad can cause their spirits to sink further.

In addition, these corrections should be given once the spirits have calmed down and the feelings for having lost are not so recent.

Once the analysis of the defeat has been done, it is time to turn the page and continue with the learning that it has left you.

Recognize the effort

Despite not having won the match, it is important that you have the ability to recognize all the effort made by your players both in the match and in training, this will make your players feel better after this downturn and also show more desire for the next day of training

Motivate your players

Finally, it is crucial to know how to motivate your team for the next game, making their commitment and intensity for the following days much higher.

By achieving this and putting each of their part, you will be able to be closer to victory in the following matches.

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