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“People with egos have to win. For instance, Ronaldo. Fantastic human being. But he had an ego. He knew he was good. He used to stand in front of that mirror. Players used to throw boots and socks at him and he loved it. He was a perfect example of the Cantonas, the Beckhams, the Giggs. They worked hard. They worked their socks off to be top players. Working hard is a talent. Working hard as a way of life is a bigger talent. Success can change people. I have seen it many, many times. If I saw it in the changing room I would give them a reminder. I used to say to parents I want your boy to go back the same person. It is important for the mother to recognise her son.”