Arsenal Forward Nicklas Bendtner High In Self-Confidence

Posted by admin on Saturday, 5 February 2011

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has unrivalled levels of self-confidence, according to French psychologist Jacques Crevoisier.

The Danish international aced psychometric tests to show a self-belief not seen in the likes of Thierry Henry, David Trezeguet and Nicolas Anelka.

Speaking with Swedish magazine Offside, Crevoisier said: “One of the categories is called ‘self perceived competence,’ i.e. how good the player himself thinks he is. On a scale up to 9, Bendtner got 10!

“We have never seen that before. Pat Rice was sitting next to me and couldn’t stop laughing.

“When Bendtner misses a chance, he is always genuinely convinced that it wasn’t his fault. You might say that’s a problem, and to a certain degree it can be.

“But you can also view it as this guy has a remarkably ability to come back after set-backs.”

The test, which is made-up of 117 questions designed to test players' self-belief, concentration levels and determination, is used by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to determine his players' mental abilities in relation to their footballing abilities.