Manchester United’s top goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov has admitted he struggled for confidence when he first joined the Red Devils for £30.1m in 2008.
When asked by the club’s official website whether or not he ever doubted if he could become a success at Old Trafford, Berbatov said:
“Many times. Sometimes you don’t play well or you don’t score and in those times the pressure comes from all around you, as well as from yourself.
“You can find yourself doubting yourself. But that’s when you need to keep the faith and realise everything is going to be okay. You work hard in training and keep doing the things you’re good at.
“But I’m confident right now. I’m a striker and if I’m scoring goals my confidence is high, but the important thing is how you react when you’re not scoring.
“In those times it’s essential you remain confident. You may be going through a period where you haven’t scored for a few games, but you need to believe in yourself and believe that you can still do the things that lead to goals.
“It’s difficult, but you must try not to lose your confidence. Every player goes through those bad times – the truly top players distinguish themselves, however, by overcoming it.”
Berbatov has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season.
Piece taken from Clean Sheets All Around