Derby County’s monthly magazine, The Rampage, is set for it’s February edition release on Thursday 11th February.
As ever, the magazine is jam-packed full of exclusive interviews and club centric content.
In the latest edition, we hear from Curtis Davies in his recovery from injury as he gives us an update in his own words. We also take a closer look inside the Derby County Academy and look at how it has developed over the past decade to be among the best in the country. We also take a detailed look at new manager Wayne Rooney, with famous faces from around the world of football commenting on the player, person and manager as well as and a nine-page interview with Wayne Rooney after he was named the Rams new manager.
Here is an extract from the piece you can read exclusively in The Rampage…
“You can look back and reflect on the trophies I’ve won, the individual awards I’ve won, which is great and that’s what you play football for but I always look back for games where I regret,” he admitted. “I look at the Champions League final in Rome in 2009 and that plays on my mind more. That sticks in my head more than the times we won stuff.
“The biggest one was when we played Portsmouth at home at Old Trafford in the FA Cup Quarter Final in 2008. That’s the one which sticks with me the most because that was a massive disappointment for us as a team and myself personally. I think if we had have won that game, we would have played West Bromwich Albion in the Semi-Final and Cardiff City in the Final which would have given us a great opportunity to do the treble that season.
“You win things and it’s great but you always want more. You move on and you try and win the next one and then the next one, so I think that’s the mentality that I’ve always had. Lifting trophies is great. That feeling when you win is incredible but then the next day you’re preparing to try and win it again. It is the disappointments and the ones you should have won that stick with you longer.”
It shows the mindset of an elite athlete. A born winner. To win at all costs. Instead of dwelling and basking in the glory, they are preparing for the next one. It’s commendable in many ways, but to them, it’s natural. It’s an important trait in football management to keep a level-head and prepare for the next obstacle. He’s never one to shirk a challenge, either. That’s certainly something he hasn’t done since taking the managerial reigns at Derby County.
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