Portland Timbers midfielder and captain Jack Jewsbury tied the score last weekend with this incredible volley. Here’s what was going through his mind:
â€œItâ€™s just one of those where [the ball] just pops up in the air, and Iâ€™m trying to concentrate as much as I can as it falls down and make solid contact,â€ Jewsbury said of his 79th-minute savior. â€œSometimes on the easier, clear-cut chances the more you think [the worse you strike the ball]. And when you just react and let your instincts take over, sometimes they do [go in].â€
Good point about letting your instincts take over vs thinking too long. Focusing on the ball and your technique is the best way to block out negative thoughts and other distractions.