Speaking ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash with Bilbao, De Gea said: ‘I did recieve one or two criticisms at the start of t…he season. But it only served to make me a stronger person. It encouraged me to keep fighting and keep working hard. The important thing is not to let yourself down because you can turn it around. I have waited for my chance and grabbed it. Fortunately now I’m showing some good form. I hope this can continue right the way through until the end of the campaign.’
De Gea added: ‘The time I spent on the bench helped me to reflect and think hard. It allowed me to regroup and made me more determined to succeed.’
We can all learn from David de Gea.
When life sits you out on the bench and grills you to face painful humiliation, develop a positive perspective and see it as a refining process. You’ll come out bigger, better, bolder and wiser.
Or when people delegate you to the treadmill of the trivial, take it as a challenge and determine to prove them wrong – to succeed against their fallacious postulations. You’ll come out bigger, better, bolder and wiser.
Lessons from sitting on the bench. David de Gea – you rock!