On the outside, footballers seem to live a happy life with money, fame and success. But the pressure from coaches, fans and media watching their every move can lead to psychological challenges. In ‘The Inside of the Ball’ we will tell Danish professional footballer Jeppe Grønning’s private story and explain why more awareness needs to be raised on a subject that is taboo in the sport.
If I am not a footballer, what am I then? If I cannot do what I am best at, what can I do? If I cannot chase my dreams as a footballer, what do I strive for in life instead? These natural speculations can appear during injuries and harm a player psychologically if he does not talk about it with others – PhD in sports psychology Nikolaj Bonde Korsgaard in ‘Danish football opens up about mental health’.